Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

October 13, 2012

Know who will get your vote early

-- — Though cable news networks will continue counting down the number of days until the election, your neighbor may be deciding the election’s outcome as early as tomorrow.

If you’re registered to vote, you can, too.

Early voting starts Monday for everything from county and state offices to deciding the next President of the United States.

Coming in mid-October seems to make far more sense than the past few elections. In 2008 and 2010 elections, advanced/early voting started in September. In 2010, some people were voting before some candidates even had time to put out their signs.

Not this time.

Signs have been out for ages, and it seems most people have already had a presidential choice for several months running. Given the amount of media coverage and the outspoken nature of many voters for their choice, it is hard to imagine anyone being undecided at this point in who they want for President.

In more local races, voters may not be as certain of their choices. The Times provides a look at area candidates in today’s editions.

It would be unfair to yourself, area candidates and your fellow citizens to have a ballot and not know some of the candidates who will likely shape your life as much or maybe more than the next President.

Take a few minutes today to see what area          candidates think about the issues and the duties of their respective offices before voting, whether you vote Monday, Tuesday, next Tuesday, or Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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