A couple of viewers commented to me about my editorial last week regarding the lack of voting that occurred in the leeward City Council special election. One viewer commented that I should try to be a part of the solution and not just lambaste the residents. That was never my intent. We had a nice repartee, and it got me to thinking- the election process serves only as the beginning for the general public.
Elected officials only survive if they get re-elected, and to get re-elected, they should be responsive to their constituents. So, now is a good time to start e-mailing, calling, or visiting with your area representatives to be sure your voice is heard. After all, there's a reason these people are called "representatives". You have a right and a duty to be heard. And if you aren't registered to vote, do so now and be done with it.