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Voting: Your privilege and your responsibility

Tuesday we will elect national representatives, area judges and local school board members. Voting to fill those positions is a privileged earned and protected for you by countless men and women who have come before. We urge all to take advantage of the privilege and exercise your right to vote tomorrow. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Peter Frost writes to discourage counterintuitive politics and to urge voters to pick candidates who can build a consensus and get things done, while Juanita Boutin writes to ask voters to vote No on the constitutional amendment about the right to hunt. (October 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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      It’s homework time with election looming

      We urge all readers and citizens to do their homework to get prepared for next week’s election. Voting is a right and a duty, and it’s your responsibility to be prepared when you go to the polls next Tuesday. (October 28, 2014, Page 4)

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        Political signs have their place

        So far, there appears no need to call out the “Sign Ninjas.” Editor Don Whitten looks at election campaign signs and where they’re supposed to be. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

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          Sunday Focus – School board candidates

          Voters will elect one new member to the Oxford School Board and the Lafayette County School Board. Meet the candidates running for these two positions. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Judicial candidates answer questions

            In today’s Sunday Focus, candidates for the Chancery and Circuit Court races say why they feel they are the best choice to sit on the bench. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Voting day nears

              This November, local voters will be casting votes in three judicial races, local school board elections and for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In June, the runoff election was closely scrutinized by former Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. (September 28, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                Non-partisan voting works for judges, how about everyone?

                We will be electing judges on a non-partisan ballot in November. Perhaps this is something we need to start using when we elect government officials at all levels. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Voting day nears

                  The mid-term elections will be here in little over a month, but you still have time to register to vote if you haven’t. This week’s Sunday Focus feature takes a look at the local elections and come recent complaints made about the process. (September 28, 2014, Page http://oxfordeagle.ms.newsmemory.com/?selDate=20140928&goTo=a1)

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                    Proof that every vote counts

                    Want proof that every vote can matter? Just look at the special election held in the nearby city of Pontotoc about approving liquor sales. The next time you think about skipping an election, think about what the outcome means to you and how much your one vote could actually matter. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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