4 Reasons To Set Your Alarm Early On Election Day
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.