(serving Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties)
Are You Ready to Vote?
If you are not registered yet to vote, it isn’t too late to register for the November 2014 elections. All citizens, all nationalities and genders, should be exercising their right to vote! On August 24, 1920 women were granted the right to vote with the 19th Amendment. It took many years to legally be able to do this. Don’t take it for grant!!
You can register to vote right online - NYS Voters Registration & Information.
Besides exercising our right to vote, this is our chance to have a say of what our city, township, or county does for our future. It is so easy to complain about our government and its representatives but, you know what, it is also so easy to vote for or against a person and/or issue. Only takes a matter of a few minutes. Especially in Fulton County, the voting process probably takes less than 10 minutes. When I lived in South Florida, it would take an hour and that was before the extended voting period started. The population there is very large. As you may think living in Florida would be fantastic, they have their local and statewide issues there too. But it was also very good to see people wanting to vote. Every day we wait in line for our favorite cup of coffee, which is probably taking longer than voting. GET OUT & VOTE.
Primary Day in NYS is September 9th and Election Day is November 11th. We have already started to hear from the candidates. If you are not able to attend any of the public venues, go online and check out the candidate(s). If you have a question about where they stand on an issue, email them. They would welcome your email and the opportunity to talk about their position on an issue.
Co-President of Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown (AGJ) AAUW