Students have no right to complain if they don’t vote

I wonder what students will be doing Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00p.m.?

Well, if you did not know, it has come time to vote. With the local and primary elections coming up on Sept. 5 it is imperative that you register to vote.

I know what you are thinking, “this is not the big presidential elections, so what do I care.” But when you think about it, it really comes down to the primary elections because those names are the people that will put on the final ballot in November.

Since there are students coming from here all over the country, and even the world, students need to exercise his/her right to vote.

As we all should know, in America’s history, not all citizens were always allowed to vote, and because of that, now is the time to exercise that right given to all citizens by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

It seems as though the youth of today is taking for granted the right to vote, and need a reality check.

If you don’t go to the polls and vote for the primary and local elections now, don’t be surprised if the candidate that you want does not show up on the final ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.

If you don’t go to the polls on Sept. 5 you will have no right to fuss and complain about the people who did win the primaries because you did not voice your opinion during the time when it mattered the most.

There should be no reason why students are not voting because if you cannot get to the polls on the 5th, you can vote early at the Leon County Courthouse until Saturday, 5:00pm.

Do a good deed for the day and be productive.

Go to the polls September 5th.

Katrelle Simmons for the editorial board.