Although there is no presidential election, voters will still make critical decisions about state and local government leaders in 2013. There will be gubernatorial and state legislative elections in both New Jersey and Virginia on November 5th after June primaries.

Throughout the year voters in various cities will decide mayoral elections. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has yet to post a full list of 2013 contests, but you can browse a list of major cities holding elections this year, including Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

While local elections may not receive the funding or attention of national contests, the outcome will nevertheless impact local revenue, spending, and policy decisions. Your organization can have a tremendous influence on these local elections–browse our voter engagement resources for ideas.

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