Editorial: Your call to duty: Go vote

Editorial: Your call to duty: Go vote
October 13
06:15 2016

President Obama was in Greensboro on Tuesday, rallying the troops for Hillary Clinton. The troop count is getting bigger since the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Oct. 9. Polls show that Clinton received a bump after the debate.

Obama told the crowd, when he heard booing against Trump on Tuesday, “Don’t boo. Vote.” With less than 30 days before Election Day, it’s time to think about who will get your vote.

The presidential race can be seen as a no-brainer. Obama called Donald Trump “unfit” to be president, and rightly so. With the 1995 videotape of Trump speaking of his relationship to women in terms of a conqueror emerging last week, evidence should not be hard to find.

But what about the senator who still backs Trump through it all because he said Trump apologized? GOP U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is running for re-election. Obama gave a shout-out to his opponent, Democrat Deborah Ross. So, there’s a suggestion for someone to vote for.

Start planning because the ballot will be long. Not only will there be national candidates to select, but also state and local ones, too.

And in Forsyth County, there will be three bond referenda to vote for. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system, Forsyth Technical Community College and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department each have a bond referendum to vote for.

To get your personal ballot, go to:

The point is, now is the time to make some decisions.

Traditional voter registration ends Friday, Oct. 14. Decide to register to vote so that you can be ready to exercise your early right to vote on Oct. 20 or beyond, up until Nov. 5. Then the polls open again on Nov. 8, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The national, state and local early voting begins on Oct. 20 at the Forsyth County Government Center at 201 N Chestnut St. Early voting will begin on Oct. 27 at the 16 satellite locations. For full information on locations and hours of voting, visit

Here is some good news: Because of a court ruling, voters will not be asked to show photo identification this election, and same-day registration will be available at all early voting sites.

This is your call to duty. Go vote and let your voice be heard.

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