In the 2012 General Election, 75% of registered Dover Township voters showed up at the polls. Compared to the national average of 58% in that election, we did pretty good—but we still think we can do better than 3 out of 4.

We’ve missed the deadline to remind you to register to vote: that was October 11. But we haven’t missed the opportunity to remind you to vote on November 8.

We say this before ever election because we mean it. The single most important thing you can do as a United States citizen is to participate in the democratic process, casting your vote at each and every election.

Some reminders: when you vote on November 8, don’t forget your ID. Every voter is required to provide proof of identity before voting. If you’re voting in absentia, you can submit absentee ballots in-person or via mail through November 7. Any qualified voter may vote by absentee ballot without providing a reason. To do so, visit the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections (BOE) office—101 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia—or print your request for an absentee ballot from the BOE website.

Write it on your calendar, set an alarm on your phone or computer, put a Post-It on the fridge. Do whatever you have to do to remember to vote this November 8.

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