Letter: Go to the polls and go preparedVoting is one of the most important responsibilities we have as U.S. citizens and Minnesota residents. It is not just a responsibility, but also our opportunity to get involved in our government.
By: Jennifer Piehl , The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Voting is one of the most important responsibilities we have as U.S. citizens and Minnesota residents. It is not just a responsibility, but also our opportunity to get involved in our government.
We face many issues: our economy and jobs, energy and resource management and sustainability, the health and welfare of all our citizens, and security issues. Voting is our chance to select those representatives who best represent our priorities, both locally and nationally.
One place where our voice can really be heard is at the polls. Whether voting absentee or in person, I want to encourage every eligible voter in the county to cast a ballot.
Every vote counts. Smaller issues can be decided by 1 or 2 votes. An example is the right of women to vote, it came down to one senator's vote in the state of Tennessee.
The deadline for preregistration has past, but you can register at the polls. There are three ways to do this.
1. Bring a photo ID with current address on it.
2. Bring a photo ID with past address and a utility bill with current address on it.
3. Bring a friend, neighbor or relative that lives in your precinct and is a registered voter that can vouch that you live in the correct precinct.
Should you have any questions regarding your polling place, registration or absentee balloting, please check http://www.sos.state.mn.us/ for more specific information.