Archive for Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Exercise the right to vote on Tuesday

October 30, 2002

Next Tuesday is Election Day. And although it's not a presidential election year, voter interest should be high. Whether it will be high, of course, remains to be seen.

For southern Leavenworth County voters, some hot-button topics are on the ballot. The question of whether Leavenworth County commissioners should hire a professional administrator is among the issues that will be decided on Tuesday.

And while no state or county officials representing this area face opposition in the election, the Kansas gubernatorial race certainly has heated up in the past few days. With the state's bleak financial picture looming over Kansans, they should be lining up at polling places on Tuesday.

The county includes 35,300 registered voters. That's many voices if only they will speak on Tuesday.

The polls will be open for 12 hours, starting at 7 a.m., on Tuesday. And advance voting is available.

Let's make the 2002 general election a record-breaking voter turnout. It's important for all county residents to have a say in their future.

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