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SAMPLE — VOTER EDUCATION Letter to the Editor
In a few short weeks, voters in [CITY/STATE] will be heading to the polls to cast votes in [primary/general election—specific to your state]. Now is the time for all eligible voters in [CITY/STATE] to familiarize ourselves with the candidates on the ballot and the offices up for grabs—including [Governor, City Council, State Representative, etc. — as appropriate for your area]. Whether you are a college student or senior citizen, a secretary or CEO — Election Day is every registered voter’s opportunity to weigh in on the issues that matter most to you.
As voters, we need to decide who will do the best job for us right here in [STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY]. Whether we are concerned about public health and education in our community, or what jobs are available in our community, or the cost of higher education, or our children’s safety, few of us will have the opportunity to personally ask each candidate what their plans are for addressing our community’s needs. So, where do we go to find these answers?
For help, head to [Insert website address where voters can access your voter guide and state/local candidate and ballot information, whether on VOTE411.org or your League’s website.] The League of Women Voters’ nationwide voter education resource, VOTE411.org, was created to provide you with your personalized voting guide that includes up-to-date information you need to cast your ballot, including who’s on your ballot, information about voting early or absentee and what types of identification, if any, you will need. [IF APPLICABLE: All are also welcome to attend our upcoming candidate debate/forum OR are invited to view our recent debate here (provide link to video of your recent debate)].
These last weeks before Election Day are an important time for all voters to take advantage of every available opportunity we have to get our questions answered by the candidates. Voting is the one time when we all have an equal say in standing up for the issues and priorities that matter most to us and our community.
Vote on [Primary/General Election Date]! Our jobs, health, education, families and futures depend on it.
Signed, President, League of Women Voters of XXXX