Not a voter? Today's the last day to sign up
If you've ever complained about City Hall, about something the Legislature did or some foolishness coming out of the state administration, then certainly you're a voter, aren't you?
|Today is the voter registration deadline for the Primary Election.
How to register to vote
Candidates for the Hawai'i primary election
The point here is that if you have any feelings at all, good or ill, about the performance of your elected officials, then you should register and vote. People think their votes don't count, but they do.
Think of it as a collective form of telling truth to those in power. In fact, even if you happen to cast your vote for a candidate who loses, that vote tally will have an impact on the winner. If the victory is narrow, the winner will be careful to tailor his or her message and behavior to please the supporters of the other candidate. If the victory margin is wide, then a candidate may feel, unjustifiably, that he or she has a mandate.
In order to vote, however, you must register first. And today is the last day to get that registration in for the upcoming primary election.
It's easy. The form is available at county clerk's offices, in the Verizon telephone book, at public libraries, at Satellite City Halls or at the post office. It is also downloadable from the Office of Elections Web site. But remember, the form must be filled out and turned in (or mailed and postmarked) by 4:30 p.m. today.
Don't kick yourself later for letting this slide. Register, get informed and then vote.