Our Opinion

Published 6:26 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2006

By Staff
Don't forget to vote on Tuesday
After weeks of campaign ads - not just a few of them negative - it's finally time on Tuesday to go to the polls to elect state and local leaders.
While no Escambia County offices are on the ballot this time, we do have several statewide constitutional offices, judges' races and legislative races to decide.
It's tempting to stay home if there is not a local race, such as a sheriff's race or a county commissioner seat, on the ballot.
But the races that are on the ballot this week are truly important - from governor to lieutenant governor to state senator and representative to judicial seats to public service commission.
There are also several amendments on the ballot, one of which is extremely important to keeping Escambia County clean.
The measure - which will only be voted on by residents in unincorporated Escambia County - will allow the county commission to enact nuisance laws to help keep our county clean and quiet. It's an important measure that will give commissioners some limited control outside of Montgomery, a big step toward the home rule each county deserves and a great opportunity to help keep all of our communities clean.
We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to vote on Tuesday, no matter how you decide to cast your ballot.
Voting is not only our privilege and our right as Americans, it is also our duty.
We encourage everyone to go to the polls Tuesday - they're open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., so you have little excuse not to do it.