Voter registration deadline nears
In our country, the major way citizens have a voice in decisions that impact them is by voting. In order to vote in any election, citizens must register to vote in advance. The deadline for voter registration this year is Oct. 7, 2019.
It is easy to register online at GoVoteKy.com or on the Secretary of State’s website at sos.ky.gov. If you want to register in person, you must go to the Lincoln County Court Clerk’s office located behind the courthouse.
In this coming election on Nov. 5, 2019, we all have a chance to make some very important decisions concerning not only our immediate futures but long term results as well.
In this year’s general election, voters across the state of Kentucky will be deciding on who will become the next Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Also being elected this year are the other statewide offices of Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Agriculture. These are all very important positions of leadership that will affect all of our lives and families. Educate yourself on the candidates and their positions so that you can make an informed decision when you go to the polls.
For a democracy such as we have here in the United States to work, it takes participation by the citizens. Exercise your rights of citizenship by voting. Remember to go to the polls on Nov. 5 so that your voice can be heard! One vote does make a difference!
Martha R. Francis
Legislative Chair, Lincoln County Retired Teachers Association