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OUR OPINION: VOTING Only two days left to register to vote

October 03. 2013 11:09PM

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It’s last call for true democracy.

After Monday, if you aren’t registered to vote, you aren’t voting this November.

And if you aren’t voting this November, you get what everyone else gives you.

If the spring primary is any indication, that means Luzerne County isn’t a true democracy, where majority rules.

No, it’s a place where the majority — the overwhelming majority — surrenders its democratic ability to shape government to a very small minority of adults who actually vote.

As noted in this space only a few weeks ago, less than 20 percent of those people old enough to voted did so in May.

Turn around this shameful demonstration of apathy. Exercise your truly precious right to have a say.

It’s late, but not too late. You can register through Monday. Visit the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections’ web page via Get information on what you need to do. Download a form, fill it out and head to the bureau office at 20 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

Because if you can vote and don’t, you are, bluntly, letting your country — and yourself — down.

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