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Take part in the election

If you’re registered to vote and are having second thoughts about Tuesday’s election, join the crowd. But second thoughts aside, at least take the time to cast a ballot.

Voting is the only thing in a democracy that cuts across barriers of wealth, race and position. We are all level at the polls. Every registered voter has one ballot to cast.

Yet, your voice won’t be heard if you decide just to wait it out another four years to see what happens. Certainly, there are choices, and while one or the other might not seem ideal, it’s the best our electoral system has to offer at this time.

Washington does seem far removed here in Selma, Alabama. But consider this: Federal dollars pave the highways and help support our schools and determine at least a piece of our retirement.

That’s at least worth a vote, isn’t it?