I am writing this because only 35% of Alaskans went to the polls this year and many people say, “Oh well, it doesn’t matter because my vote doesn’t really make a difference.”
Your vote matters! Many state races in the United States and Alaska have been won by only one vote and there have also been dead-even ties!
Every vote makes a difference. Our borough will be holding a local election this Oct. 1. This is a nonpartisan election as established in state law and Statute 29 Section 06.32. Nonpartisan means not identifying with political parties but representing only under their own names. Asking for help from political parties is not allowed under nonpartisan rules. Please help end political ignorance and apathy. Raise your hand if you are one person who can make a difference. Be an example for your children so they know how important it is for one person to vote.
The League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna.
Thank you for casting your vote in the coming election.
— Lois Pillifant, President of League of Voters & Sammy Crawford, member of LWV