Register now to make a difference

Who do you think is the best — or least best — candidate for your city’s or village’s council in the Nov. 3 general election?

Do you live in Plain City and are in favor of businesses selling wine? Or not?

What about renewing the Madison County Board of DD and health district levies?

Which candidate do you think would be best as West Jefferson’s next mayor?

Local residents have one shot this fall to make a difference in their local, elected leadership. One vote, especially in a local election, can and does make a difference, and Monday, Oct. 5 is the last day Madison Countians can register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

The Madison County Board of Elections, at 1423 State Route 38 SE in London, will be open until 9 p.m. Monday to give you the opportunity to register. You don’t need to bring any documents to register to vote, but you’ll have to provide your Ohio driver’s license or Social Security number on registration forms.

And if you’re busy on Nov. 3, there’s still no excuse for not voting.

Early in-person and absentee voting then begins the following day — Tuesday, Oct. 6.

To vote in-person, a voter must go to the board of elections’ office during office hours:

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 through Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 through Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 through Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

• 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Early in-person voters must provide either their Ohio driver’s license number or their Social Security number on the in-person ballot application. Early voting ends Monday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

For more information, see the board of elections’ website:

And to have your voice hard and make a difference, get out — or stay in — and vote.