Archived: Are You Planning to Vote on Tuesday?


Every election season we write an editorial urging people eligible to vote to get out and cast their ballot.

While it takes less than an hour of your time to go to the polls and fill out your ballot — and probably much less given the usual poor turnout —the results of the election, like them or not, are much longer lasting.

Newspapers, radio stations, television stations, blogs, candidates and hordes of their pumped up volunteers are all trying to entice you to go out and vote. All of this effort and loads of money are focused on one goal, getting you to the polls, and, okay, getting you to vote a certain way.

We can go on and on about it being your patriotic duty to the country, and a democratic right people in other parts of the world wished they had, but the truth is voting is in your self-interest, especially in this coming election on June 8th, when redistricting has brought about big changes in some voting districts.

We constantly hear and read about the low level of confidence voters have in their elected officials, well now, it’s up to you to make a change.

So next Tuesday, instead of just griping about what ails you, make a statement at the ballot box.

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