Citizen's To-Do List

On Election Day, Prince William County registered voters are encouraged to:

Vote. This is the time to elect, or reelect, those who will represent us at the state and county level. Under my rules, you are not allowed to complain about future performances of local politicians if you do not vote.

Prepare for voting. Be an informed voter. Know the issues and the candidates before you arrive at your polling place. It's too late to do your political homework after you pull the curtain on the polling booth.

Urge family and friends to vote. Special-interest groups, who march their voters to the polls in lock step, win when there is low voter turnout. Democracy triumphs when large numbers of voters participate in an election.

Besides, you want to keep election officers like myself busy every hour from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. See you at the polls.

RICHARD SECREST

Montclair

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