Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Several 'gave all' to give us the right to vote

To the Editor:


When I was a younger man, I had no clue as to what the general elections were, let alone where or how I could vote in one.

I located the information by calling my county voter registration office. Great move, I believed at the time. Unfortunately, I was soon in the military and unable to go to my precinct polling station. Saved again by calling the same office, and soon I received my absentee ballot application.

So as the upcoming general election draws near, I have some information that I would like to share with my fellow citizens, especially our new voters. It may not be marked on your calendar, but the general election this year will fall on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

If you have recently moved to Greene County or are a first-time voter, the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming elections is Oct. 11. One may register to vote at the courthouse in Bloomfield or at your local license branch. Although, I would call ahead for operating hours.

If for some reason you are unable to make it to your polling station on election day to vote, one may just call our county voter registration office at (812) 384-2015 for what is called an absentee ballot application. Filling out this short form will allow you to vote by absentee ballot. An absentee ballot is a paper ballot that the county will mail to you prior to the election for you to cast your vote and return by mail. The deadline for absentee ballot applications this year is Oct. 31.

One last thing for our new voters. If you are unaware of the precinct you live in or where your polling station is, just call the number above, they should be able to help you with that information or any other voting questions you may have.

On a personal note, I realize there is a lot of voter apathy out there and I am personally as guilty of not voting regularly as anyone. But here is what I have come to realize. I served our nation to protect our freedoms and the right to vote being one of them. Many of our friends and loved ones "gave all" to do the same. I believe every person of voting age should stand up and be counted, should get up and be present, and should vote and be heard.

James Seifert


Thank you for making fundraiser a success

To the Editor:

The staff of Cheapo Depot in Linton would like to thank the community for their support during the first "Donation Only/Free Yard Sale."

Due to the contributions received, $373 was raised to help cover a portion of the cost to attend the Indiana Apostolic Ladies Conference in Indianapolis.

The Cheapo Depot and Bibleway Church look forward to serving the community for many years to come. Once again, thanks to all who participated and God Bless.

Rhonda Williams

Apostolic Bibleway Church