The past two weeks have been a flurry of activity in the election for Davidson's Town Board of Commissioners - three public forums, lots of door knocking, and informal gatherings with voters to talk over town issues. Now, this Saturday early voting begins, and this is where you can make the most difference.
On the campaign trail this election season I was reminded of how fortunate we are to be able to go vote when I met someone from China studying at Davidson College. He was fascinated at the idea that anyone could choose to run for office and that people could get together to openly discuss local issues - things we take for granted.
In past elections I have had the privilege to be a precinct judge on election day and have seen first hand the power of individuals. In events like our municipal elections, you can actually see the streets where one person makes a difference. Most streets have few (if any) voters who turn out, then there will be streets where many people vote. That happens when one person encourages their friends to go to the polls.
Sometime over the next 10 days, I ask that you do the same. Talk to your neighbors about this election. Send them an email encouraging them to vote during early voting or on November 5th. You can see my qualifications and positions at the bottom of this message. I will certainly be grateful if you encourage people to cast a vote for me, but definitely encourage them to vote.
Our local municipal elections allow the individual the most influence of any aspect of our electoral system. I truly hope you will take advantage of it.
Here are your closest early voting locations. Polls open Saturday (10/26) at 10am.
Cornelius Town Hall 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius
North Regional Library 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville
If you would like copies of the below palm card to hand out, please let me know.