Message to the USA: Register to Vote!

Our absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 election in the US arrived today. Happy Day!

The Bugle would like to use this occasion to remind you that we are approaching the registration deadlines for most localities. (Illinois is Tues, Oct. 7; Missouri is Wed, Oct. 8; New York is Fri, Oct. 10; Iowa is Fri, Oct. 24; and in Wisconsin you can register on Election Day.)

If you’re not registered to vote at your current address, right now is the best time to do it. There are several organizations that will to help you register with online resources. Here are three; pick any one — just do it today!

I believe that the election of the US President is sometimes not the most important one, because your local authorities affect your day-to-day life more immediately. They often determine the policies of zoning, development, traffic, and policing that make your community what it will be tomorrow. If you’re tired of hearing about Obama, McCain, Palin and Biden, look into the issues at stake in your local elections.

1 Comment to “Message to the USA: Register to Vote!”

  1. Jaime said...
    16 September 2008

    Great post, Will! I am always blown away by the number of our contemporaries who don’t vote.