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Letters to the Editor

Gerald Walton writes to express disagreement with the idea that there is a “moral obligation” or “duty” to vote for a particular candidate or party. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Election day observations

    Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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      Get out and vote

      With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

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        Low primary turnout embarrassing

        Editor Don Whitten writes about the low turnout at last week’s primary election for city government, noting that it only took a 100 votes or so to re-elect two aldermen. It’s not about who wins, but rather the turnout in a community that steadily growing. (May 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Your vote matters – so cast it tomorrow

          There are those who suggest Mississippi’s votes don’t matter a whole lot. To that, Editor Don Whitten has a one-word answer: Hogwash! Reasons abound, Whitten writes, why you should exercise your right to vote Tuesday. (November 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Mississippians and the voting booth

            Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Must-see TV series begins tonight

              The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Juanita Boutin writes to say that the 35 percent turnout for the special alderman election wasn’t impressive and to urge voters to cast ballots if for no other reason than to honor those who died to give us that right, while Telisha Dionne Bailey writes to ask for help with her doctoral dissertation about women and the Parchman prison. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                  More barriers at polls lead to fewer voters

                  The more people that vote, the better our democratic form of government works, right? Why then, News Editor Jonathan Scott asks, would we want to approve Initiative 27 which would make it more difficult for a number of voters across the state of Mississippi? Scott takes a look at the proposal and offers a suggestion if the measure passes next month. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    How do you pick your answers, candidates?

                    When picking an answer on a quiz or voting in an election, did you realize you’re more likely to pick the first option if you’re not very sure about which to pick? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that slight edge and its effect on elections. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

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