I don’t like to nag, but as a big-time small neighborhood blogger, it’s a responsibility that I must fulfill from time to time.
I know there’s some of you out there that are model citizens in almost every way except for one: you don’t vote.
And I’m sure you’ve got a lot of good reasons for it, such as “it won’t make a difference”, “all politicians are the same”, or “I haven’t been following politics close enough to make the right choice”.
Those are all bogus. The 2000 presidential election and the 2004 governors race proved that every single voter can make a big difference. And although the attack ads and other slime may make it seem like all politicians are equally distasteful, they do have real policy differences that affect all of us. Things like war vs. not-war, good schools vs. poor ones, having healthcare vs. not, etc. And believe me, there’s millions of people that are a lot less smart and a lot less informed than you who vote every election. We know that you’ll make the right choices.
Our country is at a critical juncture, and we can’t afford for you to still be on the sidelines for this year’s election.
So please, take a few minutes to register to vote before the deadline on Saturday: https://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/secure/pages/Onlinevoterreg
It just takes a few minutes, and you can even get your ballot delivered in the mail so that the whole process can be done from the comfort of your living room.
And remember that if you’ve recently moved to the neighborhood, you need to re-register at your new address.
So please take a few minutes now and make sure you can participate in the November election. We need you!