Every vote makes a difference in election

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, we will elect officials who will wield a tremendous amount of power over decisions that affect our everyday lives.

This year’s races touch upon almost every part of our state’s government, from the statehouse, to county and municipal bodies, to your local school board. Yet, record low turnout is being predicted. This is unacceptable.

The League of Women Voters of Monroe Township implores the public to vote on Nov. 3. Your vote does make a difference. You give up your power when you sit out an election.

Take a minute to talk to your family and friends about the importance of local elections. Text, email or tweet them on Nov. 3, reminding them to get to the polls and help prove the predictions wrong. The polls are open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Voters also have until 3 p.m. the day before the election to apply in person for a vote-by-mail ballot at their county clerk’s office.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has a toll-free hotline available, 800- 792-VOTE (8683), to assist voters with questions or problems. That hotline will be staffed 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 3.

Ruth Banks
League of Women Voters of Monroe