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Local Connection: Time to Vote!

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With the major debates for the primary election behind us, we hope most folks have seen something that gets them excited about the decision ahead.

Whether you are motivated by a need for change, or by anger over lack of it, voting is the best way to express yourself.

This week marks exactly one month until the primary election on Saturday, August 11. And this Thursday is the deadline for voter registration. The state elections division is offering drive through registration this week, and the locations and times are on our website. 

Registering by the deadline allows you to request a mail-in ballot so you don't even have to show up at the polls.

But this year, missing the deadline doesn't mean you won't be able to vote. For the first time, same-day registration and voting will be available at early voting sites and at all precincts on election day. So missing this week's deadline is no excuse for not voting.

If you are the kind of person who doesn't get excited about a contest until the final inning, this year you can still show up late and make your voice heard.

Hopefully that opportunity will begin to reverse our history of a terrible voter turnout.

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