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The Importance of Being Earnest (and Early!)

And while we’re at it, let’s add Educated, as well. This election we’re going to need all three of those qualities, because never before have the stakes been so high and the challenges to our right to vote been so great!
 
Our current president has sued our state in an effort to stop our legally authorized Mail-in voting process. He failed. The court threw out the case. So now he spreads indisputable lies about our governor and our voting process. (Our voting procedures are well-organized, safe and secure. Watch the video [link below] if you missed our very informative meeting with the Deputy Secretary of State for Elections and the Washoe County Registrar). There are other ‘dirty tricks’ afloat, with local Republicans mailing letters to registered voters (complete with a state seal facsimile), telling them they aren’t registered! Confusing? That’s the goal.
 
The point is, we have to be sharp, ready and at the top of our game for this election. We can’t control everything – there will still be barbs and foils and accusations galore. But we cannot allow them to deter us from making sure OUR VOTE COUNTS! That’s the thing WE CAN CONTROL.
 
The South Washoe DEMS has tried to bring you information that will ensure you have the tools to make well-informed choices. In case you are still unsure of the candidates or issues to vote for, we have good news for you: South Washoe DEMS has recorded our election related meetings and you can click on the links below to watch any of them in the comfort of your home. Additionally, the Washoe DEMS has done Spotlight Interviews with many of the candidates. We’re providing the links to those relevant for our area.
 
As to those Ballot Questions that you know nothing about – we’ve got you covered. We’re reviewing those in our upcoming meeting. Be sure to tune in. If you can’t, that one will also be recorded for future viewing through our website.
 
So, be Earnest about your voting rights and responsibility. Make your voting plan now.  Get Educated about the candidates and issues.  Check out the resources we’ve provided. Do it NOW, not later.
 
October 2nd the Mail-in ballots will hit the Post Office and be in your mailbox within days. Be ready to vote. If you’re doing Mail-in voting, do it right away! Don’t delay! You can mail it in (and track it the whole way), bring it to a designated drop box (link to those below), drop it at the registrar’s office, or bring it to any Early Voting polling site and deposit it there. Voting in person? Opt for Early Voting.
 
Unless you are someone who prefers to vote on Election Day (another choice) PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, VOTE EARLY!!!

Barbara Twitchell
South Washoe DEMS Chair
September 29, 2020


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Recent News from the State Democratic Party...

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