Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2005

Get out and vote

March 31, 2005

It's almost an understatement to say that Tuesday is no ordinary spring election.

Lansing residents will go to the polls to decide races for mayor and four seats on the Lansing School Board. They'll also be asked to weigh in on approving funds for a new elementary school and high school auditorium, whether to approve a 1-cent countywide sales tax and whether the Kansas Constitution should be amended to allow marriages only between a man and a woman. Toss in the selection of City Council members unopposed in the city's four wards, and you've got yourself a crowded ballot.

To be sure, Tuesday's elections present weighty issues to Lansing voters. They have been argued in forums, letters to the editor, public meetings, across fence lines, on street corners and in cafes.

Now, however, the most important part comes: voting.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. If you can't make it then, there's still time for advance voting or to arrange for an absentee ballot.

Your neighbors have done their duty outlining the issues for you. The least you can do is vote.

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