In six weeks, registered voters across this nation will head to the polls - most doing so because it's a presidential election year.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, is fast approaching.
With that, we'd also like to remind you of another deadline that is nearing, namely the one that grants you the right to vote.
Registering to vote takes place through Oct. 6 in Ohio and Oct. 9 in West Virginia. We urge all those who have failed to registered to do so immediately.
Most public libraries, county boards of elections, and county treasurers offices have applications on hand, as do local Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices. Some high schools also may have the applications.
Voter registration forms also are available to download at www.ohiosecretaryofstate.gov in Ohio, www.sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx in West Virginia, or the national site at www.eac.gov/voter-resources/register-to-vote.aspx.
Eligibility rules on who may register also are available on these sites, as well a list of candidates and issues.
Locally, Susan Weaver of the Blair Memorial Library at Kent State-East Liverpool has developed an informative site (libguides.eliv.kent.edu/informedvoter) when it comes to the voting process.
It doesn't take long to register and there are many ways to do so, and do so quickly. We urge all to take part.
Remember, voting is both your right and your responsibility.