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Election Nears, Are You Ready

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

October 6, 2010

More than ever, it is important that we go to the polls and vote on November 2nd. If you can not make it to the polls on election day, then the alternative is to vote absentee.

Candidates are working hard to represent you in one way or the other. It would be in each of our best interest to get to know who is on the ballot and just how they are thinking.

Too many times, we just wait until after an election and then see what the people are able to do that we picked, not knowing at all what they stand for. It has become a big gamble for us, and like most gambling, the majority of the time the gamblers are the ones who loose.

We are looking for candidates who "Do what they say they will do." If they say they will not raise taxes, then we expect them Not to raise taxes.

If they say they will create jobs, then we expect them to create a climate that businesses will want to come to.

And we expect them to do all of this without bankrupting all of us.

We expect them to balance the budget and get things back into focus, and that means saying "No" to some things that we the people can and should do for ourselves.

I am hoping people take time to meet the candidates as they come through your area.

Read, google if you need too, call your lawyer, your court officials, your police authority, whoever you trust, and ask their opinion about the candidate.

Remember these important election dates:

Grace Period Registration and Voting (October 6-26)

Early Voting for Election (October 11-28)

Absentee Voting By Mail (September 28-October 28)

General Election (November 2, 2010)

And, just 27 more days... and it will be Nov. 2nd, election day! Are you ready?