Saturday 25 February 2017

Putting your vote to good use is paramount

Editorial

Editorial

'However uninspiring the period preceding today's election may have been, the right to vote and the necessity of putting it to good use is still paramount. Suffice to say, it is in your own best interest to make the effort to cast your ballot some time between 7am and 10pm today'. Photo: Andrew Winning/Reuters
'However uninspiring the period preceding today's election may have been, the right to vote and the necessity of putting it to good use is still paramount. Suffice to say, it is in your own best interest to make the effort to cast your ballot some time between 7am and 10pm today'. Photo: Andrew Winning/Reuters

People can forgive dullness in an individual, but when it becomes contagious and starts infecting others, there is generally a sharp response. So after a three-week, flatlining election campaign that began tediously and never rose above the bland, a huge sense of relief comes with the arrival of polling day.

However uninspiring the period preceding today's election may have been, the right to vote and the necessity of putting it to good use is still paramount. Suffice to say, it is in your own best interest to make the effort to cast your ballot some time between 7am and 10pm today.

But there are other, more edifying, 'bigger picture' reasons why one ought to go out and vote today.

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