Tomorrow is November 5, which means that voters in Kentucky and Mississippi will go to the polls to elect their next governor. Both houses of the Virginia General Assembly will be up for reelection, as well as the lower house of the New Jersey State Legislature and countless municipal offices throughout the country. Of course, far fewer elections will be held this year — an off-year election — than were held last November or will be held this time next year. Perhaps an off-year election, with its relative dearth of horserace coverage and interactive maps, makes for a better opportunity to bring up an important question: Should journalists who cover politics vote?
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