Letter: No Excuse Not To Vote


The media focus is on the 2016 presidential election year, but it is 2015 and we must not forget that the Nassau County legislature is up for election. The people who represent us in the legislature have a greater impact on our day-to-day life than those in DC. The rapid increase in our property taxes is directly tied to the legislature, not congress, or President Obama.  

However, many people my age won’t be voting in the 2015 election, not because they don’t want to, but because they will be away at school. Well, there is a solution to this dilemma. Vote via absentee ballot.  

It is simple and easy to do. To apply for an absentee ballot application, simply go to www.NassauVotes.com and click on the absentee ballot application link. Print out the form, fill it out, and mail it to 240 Old County Rd., Mineola NY, 11501. The Board of Elections will mail a ballot to you, and all you have to do is vote and mail it in. Simple and easy, don’t let being away at school deprive you of democracy.

November 3, 2015 is Election Day. There is no excuse not to vote.

—Vidhi Patel

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