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How important do you think it is for Moffat County residents to vote in local elections?

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Chris James -- "I think it's very important for Moffat County residents to vote in local elections. It's a chance to get what you want. For example, if you want someone to get on to the school board, and you don't vote, you can't complain that they don't get in because your two cents wasn't put in. It gives the community a chance to choose what happens to the area in which they live. That is why I think it is very important for Moffat County residents to vote.

Nancy Muldoon -- "I feel that it is very important for Moffat County residents to vote in local elections because this is where we live. If we do not vote, we are not letting our governing bodies know our how we feel about certain issues.

I always ask people who complain about something that they do not like in our city/county, "Have you voted in the last election?" Most of the time the complainers say that they did not vote. I, then, tell them that they should not complain because they had an opportunity to express themselves by voting.

Get out and vote on November 4th. Exercise your privilege to express your opinion.

Marvin "Red" Courtner -- "Everyone should vote in this election because that is a liberty granted to us by the Constitution of the U.S. This particular election has created a lot of discussion among natives, especially on the rec center issue. Both sides have done a good job of presenting their cases. Now it is up to the voter and the side with the most votes prevails.

Glenda Bellio -- "It is very important. These are the people and issues that directly affect your life and bank account.

"Why bother, my vote doesn't make a difference?" Your right if you don't vote it doesn't make a difference. "The system is broken, or corrupt, or no one good runs?" Well, they right the system is broke, at the foundation, and that is you and your vote. Good people won't run because they constantly see bad being re-elected. Vote bad out. As the employer, rehire until you get what you want.

I think people don't vote because everyone they talk to feels the same. They think, "Why bother, it will go the way I want." Problem is, too many people don't vote. We're then stuck with someone or something most of us don't want. On the local level, elections have been decided by just one vote.

Remember, "The world is run by those who show up."

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