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Get out and vote

MBJ Editorial

The Mississippi business community has been abuzz for months over who will and who won’t survive the Aug. 3 primary — just one week away.

Often lost in the campaign rhetoric and water cooler debates is this one simple question: Are you going to vote?

Not “Who are you going to vote for?” But “Are you going to vote?” Are you?

Mississippi’s polling places are open from 7 a.m. ‘til 7 p.m. You can stop by your precinct before work, during lunch or on the way home.

Election after election, primary or general, Mississippians are urged to vote. You hear it from the Secretary of State’s office, the League of Women Voters, the media, Republicans and Democrats. And yet, turnout stats are dismal. A plethora of excuses is offered: “I don’t have time.” “One vote doesn’t matter.” “I forgot.” “I never registered.”

Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, yadda. yadda.

Quite simply, there are no excuses for being an ignorant non-voter. We must vote wisely lest we let the democratic process slip further away.

Encourage your employees and colleagues to vote Aug. 3. When you think about it, it makes perfect business sense.


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