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About 150,000 residents are receiving mail ballots this week for the city election.

Perhaps you're a dedicated voter, you know the issues and plan to mail in your ballot soon.

We certainly encourage everyone to vote. But we also offer this caution:

Don't vote just yet. It's smart to wait and submit your ballot in late March. That way you won't live to regret your vote.

As you can see in our formal endorsements (page 15), Jan Martin and Tom Harold are fully worthy of your vote for City Council. Randy Purvis and Larry Small are the best of the rest.

About the most controversial candidate, Tom Gallagher: He has alternatives to the water issue, but he's so disruptive that he's the wrong messenger.

On March 13, the Independent and civic partners hosted a well-attended forum for at-large candidates at Penrose Library. If you missed the show or want to hear Councilman Gallagher discuss penises (we're not kidding), click on kktv.com or see Comcast replays on Channel 2 (Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.; Mon-Wed-Fri, 7:30 p.m.; Tues-Thurs, 9 p.m.). Also, find KRCC's coverage at krcc.org.

Read our coverage in this issue and more in weeks ahead.

This one time, procrastination makes sense.

Ralph Routon,

executive editor

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