Consider This...If you don't vote, don't complain about results - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Consider This...If you don't vote, don't complain about results

This week voters went to the polls to decide on some very important local, area and state races.

Tuesday's primary set the stage for a November vote determining the offices of the governor, state representatives, county commissioners and more.

Officials estimated that less than 10 percent of registered voters actually cast a ballot in this primary.

Consider this:

Voting is a right afforded to every American by the constitution. It is also a privilege not everyone shares, and therefore should be considered a responsibility of everyone eligible.

Ten percent is a sad number of people who actually care enough to make a choice in our representation, but it's a reality. So if you fall in the majority 90 percent of the rest, please do your duty and start voting.

Your next chance is the city election this May. then again in November.

And remember, if you decide not to vote, don't complain about the results.

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'Consider This' is a commentary by KCBD Vice-President and General Manager Dan Jackson.

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