GREENFIELD — With the Republicans rallying last week and the Democrats this week, national conventions have put excitement in the air for the Nov. 6 election.
And while all eyes go to the top of the ballot for the hottest races, local candidates are hoping for some of the spotlight in their quest for county or state seats.
In addition to seven school board races in four local districts, there are several contested races in Hancock County. County council, commissioner and coroner seats are up for grabs, along with spots in the state Legislature.
With several new names mixed with a few familiar faces, it could be difficult for voters to keep up with the choices. Here is a glance at what voters can expect to see in the next two months in county races.