We at the Progress want to encourage everyone who is eligible to register to vote.
For those who have been meaning to register, but haven’t found the time, we’re hosting an early morning voter registration event. We hope people will take advantage of the opportunity to stop by on their way to work or school, register to vote, and hep themselves to free coffee and donuts.
We know most newspaper readers are registered voters. But we also know not everyone in your social circle is.
There are countless reasons people give for not registering—from not having the time, to not seeing the importance.
But voting is the first line of defense for our democracy. Voting is a way to show those in office that you’re watching, that you’re engaged, that you’re invested in the future of your community, state, and country. Voting is a way to effect change.
The RoCo Votes voter registration event will be Friday, Feb. 7 from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the Progress office (315 W. Will Rogers.)
Why so early?
Feb. 7 is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the March 3 presidential primary.
We want to accommodate anyone who wants to register. The Rogers County Election Board is typically open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. but on this deadline day they will remain open until midnight. While this is perfect for those going during the work day, and those going after work, we wanted to make sure early birds had time, too.
For more information about voter eligibility, visit www.rogerscountyelectionboard.org.
Whether you’re for a candidate, or against an issue—it all starts with getting registered.
–Claremore Progress Editorial Staff