To the editor,

Early voting started on Wednesday. I encourage everyone to get their vote in right away as early voting is an easy way to ensure our vote is counted and counted quickly come Election Day. 

With that being said, it is imperative to learn about all the candidates you’ll be voting for before you cast your vote. 

As I’ve learned over the years, when it comes to voting, we have to know who and what we are voting for. Even in nonpartisan candidates, they may lean the opposite direction of what you believe or how you want them to serve our community. 

Another thing to remember is when it comes to ordinances or other reforms that may be on the ballot, we should take the time to learn about the issue at hand instead of simply checking yes or no.

My key point here is to take the time to study who and what you are voting for. Don’t be afraid to take your time in the election booth as you cast your ballot. We sometimes may not think it, but every vote does matter. 

This is our way to speak about how our local, state and federal government is run. If you’ve never voted before, let this be the year you can say “I voted.”

Let’s all get out and vote and don’t let anything stop you from exercising your right to do so.

Thank you,

Kirk Thompson


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