Letter to the Editor - GO VOTE!

Dear Editor:

There is nothing more ominous or straight forward that can be said other than:

GO VOTE!

As a citizen of the United States of America, we have an obligation in our Constitution and duty to our nation, family and fellow citizens to exercise our right to VOTE!  

In history some of our ancestors were enslaved and were counted as three-fifths of a person and couldn’t VOTE, some were never allowed to vote because of their sex - they were women, yet others were charged poll taxes or asked to play the guessing game of gum drops in a jar before they were allowed to VOTE, if at all.  While others made the ultimate commitment – they died and were beaten so that ALL of us could participate in free and open elections.

If you will be 18 on or before Election Day – go register to VOTE!  If you have registered but have not exercised your right to VOTE in years – check your registration and register again, if need be, to VOTE!  If you have moved from your previous address go now and update your address so that you will be able to VOTE!  If you have never registered to VOTE and you finally realize that this election is THE most important election of your lifetime, which it is, go register and then VOTE!!!

Be a significant part of history – for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth we are allowed to VOTE early!  Early voting started on September 18th and will end on October 31st. If you want to be counted but don’t want to be in the crowds come Election Day take this opportunity to go by your respective Voter Registrar’s office either in the County at Government Building,1781 Greensville County Circle, Emporia or in the City at the Municipal Building, 201 South Main Street, Emporia during hours of operation and VOTE!

You may still request an Absentee Ballot with no excuse necessary by Friday, October 23rd. Your ballot may be mailed back to the Registrar’s Office or you may drop it off in person to avoid the rush!  If you should not feel comfortable having someone to witness your Absentee Ballot Envelope you are permitted to return it without a witness’ signature during this election due to COVID-19.

If you feel nostalgic and are compelled to VOTE in person on Election Day you may still do so!  The polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. however, remember to mask up and keep your social distance to protect the Election Officials, fellow citizens and yourself most of all!

As Chair of the Emporia-Greensville Democratic Committee, I implore you to cast your VOTE for a well-qualified and most experienced team!  This year we have incumbents Mark Warner for the United States Senate and Donald McEachin for the United States House of Representatives!  At the top of our superior ticket we have Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!  Our team of Leaders will protect Social Security and Medicare while rebuilding our economy and creating and attracting jobs here in Virginia while they will work with public health experts to defeat COVID-19.  In their efforts to continue to work hard for us they will seek to expand access to healthcare and lower prescription drug costs – much needed help for a healthy and industrious middle class!

Our candidates are hard working and will continue to fight to put our Nation, State, County and City in the forefront! They know that we work hard and they will work even harder to return our Country to be the envy of the world!

And on the Constitutional Amendments, VOTE NO on Number 1 and YES on Number 2!

For an Emporia-Greensville Dems Sample ballot please go to our Facebook page at “Emporia Greensville Democratic Committee”.  Feel free to refer to our committee’s sample ballots and use it as a guide when you VOTE!!!

If you should need a ride to the polls or have questions please, do not hesitate to contact us through our Facebook page or call 434.634.5499.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! – It can’t be said enough!!!

Thank you,

George E. Morrison, 111

George E. Morrison, III, Chair

Emporia-Greensville Democrats

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