Letter to the Editor September 12, 2012

Dear Editor,

The conventions are over, and now we face several weeks of campaign bombardment. This year more than ever, our country needs everyone to be serious about going to the voting booth.

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff at SIUC, please take action now to ensure you are legally registered and able to vote in November.

If you have moved since you last voted, or you have moved recently, please check with the Jackson County clerk at 687-7360 to ensure you meet the legal criteria to vote locally and to ensure you know the location of your voting precinct.

I’ve been an election judge for many years now and have seen too many students and new faculty disappointed and angered upon learning they cannot vote because they have not done something as simple as submitting an address change.

Most commentators view the two political parties evenly matched, leaving the three percent to five percent undecided voters potentially in control of the election. We need all your votes!

Judy Ashby

Carbondale resident

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