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Your Vote Does Count
By Derek Flom


August 27, 2007

With all of the interesting and sometimes heated topics in today's world, one can wonder what difference can I make? You can! Register to vote! The freedom to vote is a great thing! Many a forgotten hero has paid the ultimate price to ensure this right. We have friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, sons, daughters serving in our Armed Forces on a mission to fight terrorism and install peace. Part of this process is allowing a formally oppressed people the freedom to vote in these foreign lands. Democracy, freedom, a government by the people for the people! Each one of us has a patriotic duty and privilege to vote as Americans. Each vote counts! The deadline to register for the upcoming election is September 2nd.

You can register to vote in Alaska by completing a Voter Registration Application and presenting it in person to the Division of Elections, a voter registrar in your community, a city or borough clerk, or a voter registration agency (DMV, Health and Social Services, Community and Economic Development, recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States located in Alaska). You may also simply mail it to a Division of Elections office.

Who can vote?

A person may vote at any election who:

is a citizen of the United States,
is 18 years of age or older,
has been a resident of the state and of the election district in which the
person seeks to vote for at least 30 days just before the election,
has registered before the election registration deadline, and
is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction.

I ask each one of you who reads this to vote and to ask your friends, neighbors and coworkers to vote! No matter what your opinion might be, or who you choose to vote for, Please vote and honor those who gave their lives for this freedom!

"I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it." -- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (1794)

Thank You Sitnews and its Readers.

Derek Flom
Candidate for Ketchikan Borough Assembly
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 27, 2007 - Published August 27, 2007

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