If you don’t like what’s happening in Congress, and you don’t vote, blame the person you see in your mirror.
Voting by mail is fair, safe and easy. We Washingtonians are fortunate to have this option, which eliminates the possibility of voter fraud and voter suppression, and eliminates many obstacles for persons who are handicapped, or lack transportation, or can’t take time off work, etc.
In Washington state, each registered voter receives a ballot in the mail well in advance of election day. This affords us the opportunity to study the issues and the candidates at our leisure and to mark our ballot, then return it in by U. S. mail.
Please don’t be discouraged by the voters guide that you receive in the mail in addition to your ballot. It is extremely detailed and can be overwhelming.
If you aren’t interested in a particular candidate position, you don’t have to vote on that position. Just mark your choices for the positions you do care about.
If you don’t feel strongly about or don’t sufficiently understand a particular initiative or referendum, don’t vote on that issue.
The candidates and issues you do vote for on your ballot will be counted.
Vote! Congratulate yourself for exercising your privilege and responsibility as a citizen. Your participation makes a difference.
Priscilla A. White
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