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WAVE 3 Editorial - October 23, 2012: Vote!

By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

If the electoral college vote finishes in a 269-269 tie, mirroring the current national polling that has the Presidential election popular vote at 47 percent each, Congress will decide who will be our President for the next four years.

Clearly, your vote will matter greatly – not just for President, but for United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Please vote – and be an informed voter when you do. 

It is a privilege to be taken seriously.

As important as your vote is for Federal offices, bone up as well on your knowledge base for local and state offices. They are also hugely important.

Several Board of Education seats are being voted on for Jefferson County, Kentucky Public Schools. The winners will be responsible for approving how nearly a billion dollars of your taxes are spent for the next four years. They will also establish tax rates and review the education program. Arguably those jobs are as important as any in Louisville.          

40 states exceeded Kentucky's 58 percent voter turnout four years ago and only five states exceeded a 70 percent voter turnout. Let's make Kentucky and Indiana be among them this year.

Copyright 2012 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

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