As unbelievable as it may seem, Tuesday is Election Day and it is time to make a plan, not only to vote, but to get your friends and neighbors to do so as well. This election will be close and every vote will count, but remember that voting is easy, and it is the only way to send a clear message about the direction of this country.
You Can Still Vote Absentee
If, for any reason, you are either out of town or fall into any of the 19 criteria that allows you absentee voting, you can vote personally at your registrar’s office on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (City) and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (County). Make a plan!
On Tuesday, November 8, the polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Talk to your neighbors and those who may not have rides to the polls to coordinate when you will go and who you will take. Then call people that you know from other states and encourage them to vote as well.
What is At Stake
Not only do we have a candidate who we must reject because of his lack of understanding on foreign policy, his temperament, his heartless approach to immigration, and his appeal to the worst qualities in the American electorate, but we have a candidate we must support because she is more qualified than anyone who has run for the highest office in the land, and who has policies and approaches that will boost the middle class, help students with their massive debt, make the rich pay their fair share of taxes, and who has a steady hand to guide the ship of state. That person is Hillary Clinton, and I fully support her.
Also on the Ballot
There are several other major decisions on the ballot. I hope Jane Dittmar will be an easy vote for you. I have known Jane for 25 years and she has the qualities and judgment that will dramatically improve the House of Representatives when she is elected.
Although I do not have a chance to vote on the bond referendum in Albemarle County, I would urge you to support it. It will be a great assistance to our schools.
I urge you to vote “NO” on the Constitutional Amendment involving “Right to Work.” There is no threat to Right to Work in Virginia and no reason to put a statute that has operated for almost 60 years in the Constitution. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There is no threat and, therefore, no good reason to amend.
Finally, if you see any irregularities at the polls, you can call 844-4VA-VOTE (844-482-8683) to report it. I suggest that we all remain calm and enjoy what will hopefully be a great day for Virginians and this country.