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Get Off Your Ass + Vote

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By Jami Daniels
It’s impossible to miss that it’s Election Time. The incessant ads and memes and Facebook updates are enough to make you want to move to a remote island. Sick of the game as we all are,  it doesn’t matter.
You still need to vote.
This go-round we’re voting for:

  • US Senate
  • US House of Reps
  • NC Senate
  • District Attorney
  • Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
  • Buncombe County Sheriff
  • NC Supreme Court Justices, NC Court of Appeals
  • Buncombe County Board of Education
  • The Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor


Here are just a few reasons why you should vote:
 

  1. You earn your right to bitch.  
  2. Because it’s terrible that you voted for American Idol or Dancing with the Stars or whatever and you can’t get off your ass to vote for something important.
  3. These local elections affect your day to day life more than the national elections.
  4. Only 30% of the population votes, which means if you don’t join them, you’re giving an awful lot of power to those jerks.
  5. When more people that don’t have an agenda vote,  then the people with agendas don’t have as loud of a voice.
  6. Do you want only Baby Boomers running this show?  Seriously?
  7. BONUS: You get a little sticker.

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OK, so sure.  Maybe you don’t like any of the current choices.  That’s not a good enough reason to give up your option to choose and try to make a difference.
EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY - Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Election Day is November 4. 
Click here for more information and for a full list of locaiotns to early vote in Buncombe County.
Click here for a full list of candidates.
So, whether during early voting or on actual Election Day, just make sure you go and VOTE, no matter where you are.