Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Linenberger: Time to vote

October 16, 2012

Many folks likely are ready for Nov. 6 to get here.

Campaign ads and all things election dominate your television and other outlets.

But as inundated as you might be getting with information, I ask you to stay the course.

People preach about the importance of voting, and though I just told you people probably are tired of the campaign, here’s one more person to remind you to get out and vote.

Also, get out and attend a candidate forum.

There will be one at 7 p.m. Thursday at VFW Hall in Tonganoxie as candidates for U.S. House, Kansas Senate and House races and various county races have been invited to attend.

And next Wednesday, Oct. 24, Tonganoxie USD 464 will have a public forum from 7-9 p.m. at Tonganoxie Elementary School for voters to learn more about the $27.2 million bond issue that if passed would fund a new elementary school.

Not sure you can wait until Nov. 6 to cast your ballot?

Though you’re not allowed to vote often, you can vote early starting Wednesday.

Advance voting starts today at the Leavenworth County Courthouse or voters can request advance ballots be sent to them. More information is available at leavenworthcounty.org. In addition, an advance ballot application appeared in the Oct. 10 edition of The Mirror. Voters can cut that application out and send it in to the courthouse to request and advance ballot.

In addition to advance ballots, advance satellite voting is being made available in the southern portion of the county.

Satellite voting will be offered from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Tonganoxie Public Library, 303 Bury St., 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St., and 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Linwood Community Library, 19649 Linwood Rd.

If you’re a registered Leavenworth County voter, you can vote at any of the satellite sites.

Or if you’re a traditionalist and need to head to the polls Nov. 6, sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. No matter your choice of when to vote, just be sure you do vote.

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