Voting is one of the most important things we do as citizens. I would encourage all of my constituents to show up at their appointed polling place on Election Day and cast their ballot. When you cast your ballot, it is your chance to voice your opinion for the direction of all levels of government. This year is especially important as our nation will elect a new president and our state will have elections for the offices of U.S Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and Treasurer.
Through it all, one aspect remains consistent: The importance of voting. Going to the polls and casting your vote is what separates this country from so many others around the world. In an era of campaign finance reform and big money thrown at so many races, I fundamentally believe the heart of democracy remains keeping the principle of the power with the people, and that means voting.
It has become a cliché, but it is true: one vote — your vote — can make a difference.
In conclusion, make sure you are informed. Know the candidates and issues and cast your vote confidently on Aug. 2. Together, we can make our world even better for the future.
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