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A civic duty

With 20 days left before election day, all folks are talking about is who’s debating who, and when will this election be over.

So many county residents are like me, tired of their phones ringing off the hook with telephone political pollsters and surveyors on the other end… and they call at all times of the day or night and on Sundays too.

Mind you, we know this is a very important election, and the stakes are high.

It’s important that every registered voter get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

So many times people take for granted their right and privilege to vote. Many enjoy talking about the races, but they fail to actually go to the polls and cast their vote, which in the end is the only thing that counts.

If you know you’re going to be unable to go to the polls to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election due to health reasons or because you plan to be out of town on business or school, take time now to vote by absentee ballot.

The Halifax County Registrar’s will be open on two Saturdays, Oct. 27, and Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the convenience of registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot for this election date.

Saturday, Nov. 3, is the last day for this election on which qualified applicants may vote absentee ballots in person.

Normal working hours for the registrar’s office are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Persons with Internet access can enter http://www.sbe.state.va.us/ on the Internet and locate their polling place for Election Day, or persons also may call 434-476-3322 for information on their polling place.

A little closer to Election Day, The Gazette will profile candidates and issues on the ballot in the county in hopes of helping our readers make an informed decision.

Good luck with this decision. All of the candidates are worthy of your consideration and your time in learning details of their plans and ideas. And then please — go vote.

Remember if you go to the polls and vote, you will make a difference in the election. And if you don’t like the way it turns out, then you can legitimately complain.

 

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