4 Rea­sons To Set Your Alarm Early On Elec­tion Day

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - Opinion -

1. Be­cause it’s fun to vote. Re­ally. On Tues­day, smil­ing peo­ple emerge from schools and other polling places wear­ing “I Voted” stick­ers. Maybe they’re just re­lieved the cam­paign­ing is over. Maybe they feel vir­tu­ous. Maybe they bought a cookie at the bake sale at the school door. What­ever. There’s al­most a fes­tive air on Elec­tion Day. Give it a try.

2. So you can com­plain later. As the say­ing goes, you earn your right to gripe by vot­ing. And if you don’t vote, you get the govern­ment you de­serve.

3. Be­cause this year, it re­ally does mat­ter. The gov­er­nor’s race is a dead heat. You could tip the bal­ance. Whether the Gen­eral Assem­bly turns red or blue could be up to you.

4. Be­cause you can. It took a long time and a lot of pain to guar­an­tee ev­ery adult the right to vote re­gard­less of color or gen­der. Don’t take that for granted.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To find out whether you’re reg­is­tered to vote and where your polling place is, go to http://myvote.ct.gov/lookup.

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