EDITORIAL: Don’t neglect to vote this election

  • Tue Oct 26th, 2010 7:24pm

Is it just us, or does election season seem to never end?

In 2008, we voted for a president and a smattering of other offices; in 2009, we decided who would lead us at the local level; and now, in 2010, we’re voting on who should represent us in Olympia and in Washington, D.C.

Throw in a handful of special elections on top of that and it’s easy to see why you may feel a little election burnout.

However, that doesn’t mean you can just sit this one out.

Voting may be the only time you’ll participate in civic activities; you shouldn’t pass up this opportunity to decide how this state — and this country — will be run. After all, these are the people who will decide how your tax dollars will be spent.

The right to vote didn’t come easy for women and minorities in this country, and it took years of struggle on their part to obtain this basic human right.

So honor their memories — and their fight — by casting your ballot by Nov. 2.