LETTER: Make your voice heard by voting

Oct. 10 is the last day to register to vote in this election, unless you’re new to Washington.

Time’s a-wastin’.

Monday, Oct. 10, is the last day you can register to vote in an election that I think we can all agree is very important.

With a Washington driver’s license or ID, you can accomplish it nearly instantly at www.myvote.wa.gov.

If you will be a new voter in Washington state, you can register until Oct. 31, but it will require a trip to the courthouse, so why not do it by Oct. 10?

If you don’t register, you won’t be able to vote.

If you do register, you can choose to vote.

I think voting really matters.

And it’s not just the White House that is at stake this year.

Initiative 735 is on the ballot.

Lend your voice to the proposition that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

There are statewide races that will affect school funding and fair taxation and our response to climate change.

In Jefferson County, we have a chance to elect a new county commissioner, Kate Dean, who has a superb skill set to help increase our economic strength while sustaining our incomparable environment.

Her opponent, Tim Thomas, has said that he may or may not run for a second term.

Kate is at a great point in her career to take on this demanding and important job and give it all her attention and diligence, and will serve all of the people of Jefferson County for more than a single term.

Please register to vote by Oct. 10 and vote by Nov. 8.

Deborah Pedersen,

Port Townsend