Vote early and often

The Primary is Tuesday, December 8
Every good citizen should take the time to vote

By Walter Brooks

Many years ago when the redoubtable Bill Breisky was still the Editor of The Cape Cod Times, I happened to be talking to him around this time of year, and I mentioned that my wife and I were about to leave for a month-long tour of China.

He asked me if we had voted as an absentee voters yet, and I replied that we hadn't.

Bill then read me the riot act about my responsibility as a citizen.

Needless to say we took the time to go to the Town Hall and make out our absentee ballots before we left.

Bill Breisky had that effect on both friends and readers alike.

I never forgot Bill's admonition, and while I doubt very much I'm in his league as an Editor, very few are, I still want to urge you to follow his advice and vote next Tuesday or get an absentee ballot if you will be away.

Bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote.

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