Readers Write: As citizens, we are obligated to vote Nov. 5

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Nov. 5 is Election Day – a time for all registered voters to get out and vote for a better community.

In the last General election the voter turn out was low. Well, in my opinion, I find that to be a total disgrace. We live in a free country and we have the right to chose who can better represent us.

When we don’t vote the possibility exists that the wrong candidate gets elected who doesn’t represent our vital interest. We need representatives who want to serve the people and are truly concerned with what we the people hold most dear.

There are many issues that should concern us and that is, taxes, education, homelessness, affordable housing, health care, crime and transportation.

The issues are endless and need to be addressed by our elected representatives who hopefully have workable solutions. When we don’t vote we have no right to complain about how bad things are.

Added to that when we don’t vote the quality of life decreases. We all need to express a desire for better communities. To my fellow citizens please get out and vote on election day because it is very important. So wake up and smell the coffee and get out and vote!

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Mineola

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