Many elections are won due to voter apathy. People don’t care so they don’t vote.
What this does is empower those that do vote to decide what will pass/ who will be elected.
Some complain that they feel that they don’t have a qualified opinion to make such important decisions.
What are these citizens to do?
First of all they can ask questions. I’m sure the candidates would not mind at all if you called them to query them on important topics that concern you, the voter.
If it is about the bond election, call the superintendent’s office. There is a lot of literature on the subject.
Find out as much as you can and make a decision.
Second, they can discuss issues with friends and family. Being an informed voter is a good thing, no? Next, vote early. Trust me on this. We all say we will vote or want to vote and then … life happens.
We get busy, we have car trouble or we are sick.
If you vote early you also will know where to vote. Election day can be confusing with different polling or consolidated locations.
Vote early and you also avoid lines and the last minute rush.
The way I see it, it really is quite easy to cast your vote. There is plenty of time to vote early, now until next Tuesday, May 7. And, of course, you can alwaya vote on May 11.
That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at email@example.com, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.
SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.