Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
The Heights urges all students to register to vote for the November 2012 elections. Although the deadline for Massachusetts was yesterday, Oct. 17, there are still a number of states that accept mail-in and in-person registration forms. Students who are residents of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Alabama still have the opportunity to become registered voters by Election Day.
We understand that some students are not particularly interested in the 2012 presidential election. They may not like either candidate, feel uninformed and therefore unqualified to vote, or think their vote does not count due to the Electoral College. The Heights asks these students to remember that the elections this November are not just on the national stage, but on the local one as well. Elections for Senate, mayor, and even town Board of Education leaders are just as competitive as the race between Romney and Obama and will often have profound effects on one’s country, state, and/or community.
We are lucky enough to live in a country where we can choose to elect our leaders. Exercise this privilege and register to vote for November’s elections.