The Union Recorder

Editorials

April 16, 2014

Voter registration is approaching, voice your opinion

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

And there’s still the old fashioned way to register, too. To register in Georgia, an individual must be a citizen of the United States, be a legal resident of the county, be at least 17 1/2 years of age, among other requirements.

You can download and complete a voter registration application from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, www.sos/ga.gov, and mail it in. Or, you can visit the county board of registrar’s office located in the Baldwin County Courthouse, Department of Motor Vehicle Safety office, or the local library to register. College students can also get applications from their campus registrar’s office.

Remember that registering is an important first step but it is far from the last. Becoming knowledgeable of the issues and concerns facing this community, then getting to the polls are equally vital next steps.

Those who are already registered and plan to vote can contribute by getting others involved. Talk to neighbors and friends, if they aren’t already registered, remind them of the deadline and encourage them to make an effort to get to the polls. We must remember that an inactive and uninformed voting public will not get the job done. Active and engaged citizens can.

Don’t let a handful of local voters tip the scales one way or another in any election from this point forward.

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