Election time may seem far off but it is closer than you think. Now is the time to start listening to the candidates and learning about the issues to best prepare for voting on Nov. 8. The Marietta/Washington County League of Women Voters would like to help the electorate of our area get ready to participate in one of the greatest privileges we have in America. That privilege is our right to vote. League members will be providing non-partisan voter information in this periodic column. More information for voters can be found at www.vote411.org which is a website provided by the National League of Women Voters.