2012-05-31 / Views

Dear Editor:

It’s a shame that most citizens do not bother to vote in primary elections. Most do not understand the importance of primary elections.

The primary is where WE decide who will be on the ballot in November.

As a senior citizen, I choose to vote by an absentee ballot. Others can vote absentee is they are going to be out of town on Election Day.

One only need to contact their, City, Township, or County Clerk and request an application for an absentee ballot. When you receive your application in the mail, you simply fill it out and return it to the clerk.

You will receive your ballot in the mail.

There are clear instructions on the ballot, such as not crossing party lines when voting for the candidates of your choice. When I am not sure of the candidate, or issue, I call a trusted friend or relative and seek their input. Otherwise I simply do not vote for certain candidates, or issues that I am not sure of.

If you have questions about the process please call me at 283-3000.

Vic Hughson

Gulliver, Michigan

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