In the past election, only 23 percent of registered voters went to the polls. That is a sad state of affairs.
I got up an hour early to vote in Glen Oaks Village and than go to work. I'm 68 years old and aware how important it is to vote.
There are issues out there that affect all of us, like education, taxes, crime and the high cost of housing, not to mention the need to protect our seniors who have been victims of crime. The list goes on.
It is our civic duty to show up and vote. If we don't, then we can't complain. If the wrong person gets elected, that is because many of us didn't take the time to vote.
Past generations voted because they believed it was important. So next election step up the plate and vote or we might lose what many of us hold most dear.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village