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‘People Fought And Died for the Right to Vote’


Dear Editor:

I am very disappointed in Middletown Township. We have 252 registered voters, 51 voted.

When the polls open on Election Day, every citizen over the age of 18 is able to cast a vote. It is a right we take for granted, one that defines our nation as a democracy. It disgusts me to see so many people in our township who have the right to vote and, for no other reason than their own laziness and excuses, they choose not to exercise that right.

Or, they take time to come and vote and cast a vote for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy or a neighbor they don’t like. What a waste of a vote. What a waste of the election board’s time. Every write-in vote has to be accounted for.

Voters all seem to think that it’s a waste of time to vote in the primary. Do they not read the papers? Obviously not. You’re voting for our township supervisors. So just remember in January 2012 when your road isn’t plowed as soon as you would like it to be, don’t complain. You didn’t take the time to vote.

Chris Shadduck

Middletown Township

Susquehanna County


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