I am writing to encourage your readers to act upon their constitutional right to vote this Nov. 2. It is our right, privilege and civic duty to take part in determining our local and state leaders.
The November 2020 election created a bad taste in the mouths of many voters due to numerous scandals, misinformation and a warranted lost of trust in the election process. As a result, many voters no longer have faith in fair and honest elections. However, I am asking Butler County voters to continue to exercise their right to vote despite any reservations because their vote does matter.
Nov. 2, 2021, is our opportunity to determine our state, county and local level judges, municipal officials and school board members.
Please do your research on the candidates. Find out who they are and what they stand for. These individuals will make decisions that directly affect all lives in our community. Most importantly, we need to elect fair and honest individuals.
In Butler County, only 33.3% of eligible voters turned out for the May 2021 primary. This number is dismal and inexcusable. We all need to take the time to vote and choose our elected officials, as it is our duty. Whether you believe it or not, your vote does matter, and it can make all the difference.
The extinction of our democracy will be a direct result of voter apathy if turnout continues to be low. Do your part to keep democracy alive and vote.