Our View: Your vote matters — make sure you exercise your right to do it

November 6, 2018

If you don’t think your vote matters, consider a trip to College Street Brewery this afternoon. That’s where you’ll find Gov. Doug Ducey, Sen. John Kyl, U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally, and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, among others, stumping for last-minute votes. For many of these politicians, the days before the election are hugely important — that’s why they stop in places like Havasu, places where they don’t bother to set foot during the rest of their terms. (Of course, Ducey was in Havasu a few weeks ago, leading sheep across the London Bridge for the monument’s 50th anniversary, but we digress.)

Many of these political races are pretty close — McSally’s lead over Democratic opponent Kyrsten Sinema, for instance, is 7 just points according to a recent poll, not nearly enough to be comfortable with the forecast.

Chances are McSally and Sinama both believe your vote matters.

If it didn’t, you wouldn’t have opportunities to bend a politician’s ear like you do today at College Street Brewery. (That event, by the way, starts at 1:30 p.m.)

Remember, your vote could make the difference. Americans will go to the polls tomorrow, and the results of the election will set the tone for the next two years. Casting your vote gives you a say in what happens — and it gives you permission to complain when things don’t go your way.

Lake Havasu City historically has a large turnout at the polls, and many of those voters cast their ballots early. But chances are, considering the current political climate, that the polling places will still see brisk activity tomorrow. Readers who haven’t already voted can make their choices in person, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the polls in the Lake Havasu City area.

Your precinct number is on your voter registration card, most likely on the left hand side above your name.

The polling sites are:

North Havasu (precinct 219)

• Mountain View Property Owners Association, 2635 Anita Ave.

•Bethany Bible Church, 1200 Park Terrace Ave.

South Havasu (precinct 220)

• Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2170 Havasupai Blvd.

• Quality Inn, 271 S. Lake Havasu Ave.

• Community Presbyterian Church, 3450 Chemehuevi Blvd.

• St. Michael’s United Methodist, 2895 S. Jamaica Blvd.

Desert Hills (precinct 207)

• Desert Hills Fire Station, 3983 London Bridge Rd.

— Today’s News-Herald

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