Thanks for the large turnout at the polls

Published 10:01pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

As election day came and went in Selma, Orrville and Valley Grande, citizens showed up by the many to cast their vote for the candidate they believed would serve their city best. Many polling stations saw long lines as anxious citizens waited their turn to cast their ballot.

With such rich history in this area when it comes to voting rights, it is always great to see swarms of citizens coming out to exercise their right to vote. And it was even more appropriate that voting day fell on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — reiterating that we’ve come a long way and we are a free society with the right to express our opinions.

Voters should not only be aware of their right to vote, but exercise it as well. In some races, there were slim margins separating winners from losers — proving that every vote really does count.

Thank you for coming out to vote and responding to our challenge to do so.

 

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