Shake off the slumber and get inspired to vote on Nov. 7 |

Shake off the slumber and get inspired to vote on Nov. 7

The 2006 election in Summit County has been marred by personalities, stubbornness and, worst of all, potential voter apathy.

With less than a month before Election Day, it is time to shake off the slumber and become inspired, whether by the thoughts of acres of more open space, the hope for a reorganized Summit County government or your favorite candidates.

The voters can easily turn around the campaign season on Nov. 7 by showing up at the polls.

That is when they will determine who will serve on the Summit County Commission, whether City Hall gets more conservation money and whether Summit County’s form of government is switched, among other offices and ballot measures, all critical choices that should draw people to the polls.

People who are interested in the candidates and the issues, though, must pay attention to a few important election-season dates, starting next week.

The Summit County Clerk’s Office plans to hold satellite voter registration later in October, on Oct. 20 and Oct. 23, a Friday and Monday.

Satellite registration is the last time someone can sign up to vote in November’s election and officials, as they do each year, make it convenient for people to register by setting up spots in different areas of Summit County.

On Oct. 20 and Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day, people can register to vote at City Hall in the Marsac Building, the County Services Building in Kamas, 110 S. Main St., and the County Courthouse in Coalville.

Before then, people can register at the County Courthouse or City Hall during regular business hours.

More information is available from the Clerk’s Office. The phone number from the West Side is 615-3204 and from the East Side is 336-3204.

Also, voter-registration forms are available on the World Wide Web, at Once there, click on the ‘Voter Registration & Elections’ link.

There has been too much discouragement about the election so far this year — worries about the new touch-screen voting machines as the prime example — and we are fearful that voters could have already lost interest.

Please, prove us wrong.

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