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Letter: Get out and vote April 2

Dear editor,

An important date is Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Do not sit this election out. In addition to the Wisconsin statewide Supreme Court race, there are many local school board, town supervisors and other local elections that deserve your attention. Your vote is your voice. Make sure you say something for your children's and community's future.

Need information of what is on your ballot? When early voting starts for you? Are you registered? Confused about proper voter identification? Contact your local town or city clerk. Or, check out Wisconsin Elections Commission at elections.wi.gov. It is your future.

Women have been allowed to vote since only 1920.

In 1924, Native Americans were granted the legal right to vote, but did all communities allow it? Not until 1965!

Poll tax was not prohibited until 1964.

Eighteen-year-olds got the right to vote in 1971.

So, will you vote in the election Tuesday, April 2, 2019? Or, do you prefer giving up your suffrage, for which so many have died?

Hope you get to the polls. 

Sincerely,

Joan Cervenka

Hayward

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