Consider This: Voting

Election Day is November 7 this year, and if you're not registered to vote, or have moved since the last time you voted, you must register by October 13.

If you live in Wilmington, this year you get to vote twice. There's a special election on October 10 for the Wilmington City Council seat vacated when Bill Saffo was appointed mayor. One seat, two candidates, and there are clear differences in their positions on a number of issues. No matter which candidate you support, if you're a Wilmington resident, you have a responsibility to vote on October 10. If you don't know who you support, The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate's Forum for both City Council and New Hanover County Commissioner candidates at 8:00am Thursday, October 4, at the Balcony on Dock. Can't go? Don't worry! WECT is taping both forums and we're going to broadcast the City Council Candidates Forum on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30pm. We're also making it available for additional broadcasts on Time Warner cable channel 4 and Charter Communications cable channel 5. We're doing the same thing with the New Hanover County Commissioners Forum later this month.

Why are we doing this? We think that voting is more than just a right, it's a privilege. A privilege that many Americans take for granted, but people around the world are fighting and dying for. Don't ignore your responsibility. Educate yourself about the candidates and the issues, and vote.

That's what we think. Tell us what you think.