National elections are taking place. You can still
vote early at the courthouse, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Friday; 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; or at precincts on Election Day, Tuesday,
Nov. 4, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
I did not sift through every word and idea that is
available about the candidates, but I knew that I had to make a
decision. It may be cold, raining, or even snowing, but we must remember
that our ancestors fought and struggled a lifetime to keep our freedoms
I voted to honor my grandparents, who left Germany
for America so they could vote. I know that my vote will make a
Teach your children about voting. Take them to the
polls with you and emphasize the importance of this responsibility. This
may be taught in schools, but your example will be the best teacher.
Decide what you believe and then support your
beliefs. It takes courage to have a belief. Courage is contagious.
“When a brave person takes a stand, the spines of
others are stiffened.”
I will also remember: “If you think you’re too
small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito!”
It is a secret who we vote for in America, but when
it is over, just let us be proud to say, “I voted this election.” This
is not a secret. Show your fellow Americans and children that you want
to make a difference.
Do you care about our state and county? Be a good
citizen and vote. We do not tell you who to vote for, but do ask you to
help preserve our nation’s way of life.
Our armed forces have fought for the right to vote.
Don’t disappoint them. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. You can also
take advantage of early voting at the county clerk’s office until
Saturday, Nov. 1, from