Be an active voter

Fellow citizens of Seneca County,

Many of you might be offended by this letter, and that’s fine; luckily, we all have a right in this country to be offended at whatever the heck we want.

I am offended by the fact 79 percent of the registered voters in this county could not find 10 minutes to get off their lazy behinds and vote May 8. I am offended that in the great state of Ohio we have 30 days of early voting to make it very easy to go vote, and yet people are too disengaged in the process to notice. I am offended that, if one looks at social media, everyone thinks they know it all, and where everyone has an opinion, yet those same people are too lazy to take that opinion and wonderful knowledge to the polls.

Don’t complain about your taxes if you don’t vote. Don’t complain about your local, state and federal government representatives if you don’t vote. Don’t put up a yard sign about a wind turbine if you don’t vote. Because, guess what, if you don’t vote, you gave up your right to complain.

Democracy is not a spectator sport. You don’t get to sit behind your keyboard and make change happen. Change happens by getting off your behind, researching the issues and candidates and taking 10 minutes a couple times a year to vote.

The general election is Nov. 6. Mark your calendars now. The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 9.

Don’t be part of the 79 percent.

Gina Ganni, Republic