Casting your ballot in midterms important

The midterm election set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, might be one of the most important elections or even the most important election in this nation’s history.

If you are dissatisfied with the economy, crime and other issues, this is your opportunity to make a difference and vote for those candidates you feel will be the best to make a difference in this country.

If you are satisfied with how the nation is being run, you can vote for those candidates to step into that role or continue.

Besides the candidates on the ballot, North Dakotans will vote on two statewide measures that were certified to appear on the ballot.

Constitutional Measure 1 would create term limits for state legislators and the governor.

Statutory Measure 2 would legalize marijuana. Possession of cannabis for adults 21 and older would be legal. It also allows individuals to grow up to three cannabis plants and establishes by Oct. 1, 2023, an adult-use cannabis program to regulate production and distribution.

If you can’t get to the polls on Nov. 8 and haven’t voted by absentee ballot, you can still vote this coming week. Early voting is scheduled in Minot for this coming week from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Ward County Administration Building and also Monday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

For a list of vote centers in Ward County on Nov. 8 and details on the identification required for voting, visit the Ward County website https://www.co.ward.nd.us/262/Elections or call the Ward County Auditor’s Office in Minot.

Before you go to the polls to vote, know who the candidates are and what the measures say. Read about the candidates and measures you will be voting on so you can make an informed decision.

The Minot Daily News will be carrying the sample ballot in Monday’s edition. It previously ran in the Oct. 24 edition.

The bottom line is get informed to make your best choices.

Voting is a privilege we have in this nation. We hope you will exercise your right to vote.


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