Letter to the Editor: Readers are encouraged to vote
Tuesday, Nov. 6, is a very important Election Day! As president of the Wisconsin Rapids Area League of Women Voters, I’d like to encourage your readers to make an election plan. Voting is our way to make a difference and influence our communities, and developing your own personal election plan will ensure that your voice is heard.
The League of Women Voters’ election website, VOTE411.org is a one-stop shop for everything you need to develop your election plan. At VOTE411.org, you can find your polling place, check voter ID laws. You can also look up your ballot by entering your address – this will show you all the candidates and issues you can vote for this election, along with candidate responses to our nonpartisan questions and the ability to compare them side-by-side on where they stand on the issues.
The League of Women Voters encourages all voters to vote early if possible—either in person or by mail – because it relieves polling places from extra-long lines on Election Day.
Putting together a plan will help you make sure you get to the polls with all the information you need. You also can encourage your friends and family to form their own election plans.
Whichever way you choose to vote this year, know that by doing so you are fulfilling the single most important aspect of our democracy. In this time of great political divide, voting brings us together as Americans – it is the one time when we are all equal.
Wisconsin Rapids Area League of Women Voters