Letter to the editor: Go out and vote on April 3

Story by Corydon Fish

By Corydon Fish

Election season in Wisconsin is heating up.

On April 3, citizens of Wisconsin will have the opportunity to elect candidates for local office and select the presidential candidate they want to
represent them.

In Eau Claire, there will be elections for the municipal school board, city council president and the presidential primary.

As a student, you will spend almost half a decade of your life in the city of Eau Claire, so you have a vested interest in how the city will run.

Your vote will help determine how much your tax levy is (which you pay through rent), and where your tax dollars will be allocated.

Your vote will determine to what extent Gov. Scott Walker’s policies regarding public sector unions are put into place.

Your vote will determine the quality of education the children of Eau Claire receive in schools, and the quality of services that the residents of Eau Claire, including you, receive from
the city.

The outcomes of these municipal elections will affect your day-to-day life more than a congressional or national election ever could, and you can influence the outcome.

Show you care about how often the roads are plowed, when the pothole next to your driveway will be filled or how large of a check you’ll have to write to the government by voting on April 3.

Voting takes little time or effort, and there are conveniences offered to enable your vote.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

If you live on campus, then you can vote in Davies Center.  If you live off campus then you can go to
www.eauclairewi.gov and under the “elections” tab you will be able to look up your polling place.

You don’t even have to worry about the voter ID law because it is under temporary injunction by the state court and therefore cannot be enforced for this election — the bottom line is, no special ID is necessary.

You can register to vote at the polling place on Election Day and vote immediately afterwards.

Exercise your civic duty, become informed and go vote!