Editorial: Cast your ballot on Tuesday

Tuesday is Election Day. It's time to exercise your right to vote. Voters can cast their votes in the Primary Election at numerous locations throughout the area. The polls are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Voters can also cast early ballots at various locations until Friday at 5 p.m.

Remember to be prepared at the polls by having proof of identification available. Voters are required to present either one acceptable photo identification or two forms of acceptable non-photo identification. The voter identification card and the sample ballot are two acceptable forms of non-photo identification.

Arizona law requires all registered voters to re-register when they move, change their name or change their political party affiliation. Since it is too late to re-register for Tuesday's election, voters may vote a provisional ballot if the information on their voter identification card is not current. However, the voter must vote the provisional ballot at the polling place for their current address or at an early voting site by 5 p.m. on Friday.

Many offices are up for grabs in this election. We applaud the men and women appearing on Tuesday's ballot. By running for office, they have demonstrated they are dedicated to our area's future. Remember that those elected will make crucial decisions that will affect the quality of life in our area. Have a say in the community's future by voting for the candidates of your choice. If you choose not to vote, you still have made a choice - you've chosen to remain silent.

Casting a ballot in any election is an easy way to assure your voice is heard. If you failed to register to vote in Tuesday's election, register today for the November General Election. For more information, call the Coconino County Elections Office at (928) 779-6589 or toll-free (800) 793-6181 or the Navajo County Elections Office at 1-800-668-3867.

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