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May 6, 2014

OUR VIEW: Take time to vote today

Today, Hoosiers will have an opportunity that people in many parts of the world would love to have.

They’ll have a chance to play a part in selecting party candidates for seats on township boards to the U.S. House of Representatives.

This is a privilege Americans should not take lightly, but unfortunately many of them do.

In each election, a relative few of our fellow citizens step forward with an offer to serve. They make their cases in debates, in candidate forums and in the pages of this newspaper both in their own words and in the words of their supporters.

Many Washington watchers have been anticipating this day almost since the last presidential election a year and a half ago.

Regardless of how the election turns out, most of us will be glad to put the political ads behind us.

If you don’t mind having your name associated with a political party, we encourage you to get out and make your voice heard. It’s more important than you know.

So, if you haven’t already cast your ballot, please take a few minutes to do so today.

Today is your chance to play a part in the democratic process. Don’t miss it.

As Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said prior to the 2012 general election, “Our republic depends on Hoosiers like you to take the initiative and play an active role in preserving the freedoms of democracy.”

Yes, it’s that important.

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