Opinion

Take time to register

If you want to be part of the action on Election Day, you have to be registered to vote. And there's still time to do so.

Those who want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 election must register by Saturday. You have two options for registering, but one is safer than the other.

The surest way to be certain that you can vote on Election Day is to go the York County Registration and Elections Office at 13 S. Congress St. in York and register in person. The office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

The other way to register is to download a voter registration application from www.SCVotes.org, fill it out and mail it to the county elections office. The application must be postmarked by Saturday to be accepted.

Much of the attention, of course, will be focused on the presidential campaign. But ballots in York County also will feature races for the U.S. Senate, Congress, the S.C. Legislature, County Council and school boards -- and three proposed state constitutional amendments.

In any tight race, every vote could make the difference between victory and defeat. And those outcomes will have a real bearing on the future of this county and its communities.

Voting is both a key responsibility and a hard-earned privilege for those who live in a democracy. We urge those who have not registered but want to make a difference on Election Day to take the trouble to register before 4 p.m. Saturday.

IN SUMMARY

Deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 election is 4 p.m. Saturday.

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