Voting is duty, responsibility

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 24, 2002

Get and out vote. It’s a call we issue often, because we believe it is a citizen’s responsibility to be an active part of the democracy.

And we’ll have the opportunity to do just that on June 4, when the Democratic and Republcian parties hold primaries for the upcoming general elections.

And although we have no locally contested races on the ballot, we do have hotly contested statewide races, including gubernatorial races and other constitutional offices.

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But, before you can vote you must register. And today is the deadline to register if you wish to vote in that primary.

If you haven’t registered, take the time today to do so. It will require no more than five minutes of effort, and a trip to the Pike County Courthouse.

If you are one of the more than 16,000 registered voters in Pike County, we urge you to heed the advice of Probate Judge Bill Stone and double-check your voting precinct before the primary. Redistricting caused the shift of more than 6,000 voters in our county. While most were notified of the changes, we know that some of you may have forgotten.

The voters’ lists was published in the May 15 and May 22 editions of The Messenger. Please check them, carefully, and be prepared to excercise your rigt to vote on June 4.


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