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That, in a word, is what KSL encourages all registered voters in Utah to do tomorrow.

In the absence of any major national or statewide races, some might complain this year’s election lacks some of the pizzazz of other years. And it is shameful that 24 candidates for the State legislature are running unopposed.

Still, there is enough happening throughout the State to warrant citizen interest and voter involvement. Those races that are closest to them should especially energize voters. School boards are a prime example. No one has more direct impact on neighborhood classrooms than those elected to serve on local school boards.

Besides, one vote – your vote – really does count.

In the last off-year election, in 1998, at least four races in Utah communities were decided by a margin of less than one vote per precinct. Just one more person going to the polls and casting a ballot could have changed the outcome of a county council seat in Grand County, a county commissioner race in Wasatch County, a controversial zoning ordinance in Manti and a tax proposal in Elk Meadows.

If you’re wavering about voting, resurrect some of the patriotic feelings you’ve had in the year since 9-11. Let those emotions drive you to do something tangible to express your love for America and your appreciation for freedom.

Go to the polls and vote!

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