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Balloter

Word of the Week: Balloter

bal·lot·er

[bal-uhter]

noun

one who votes or has the legal right to vote

Joe was known as a faithful balloter, never missing an opportunity to cast his vote.

I’ve been reading a book about a woman who fought diligently to give women the right to vote. Funny, isn’t it?  So many of us forget the battle that was fought just so we may have the freedom to make our political choices known through the process of voting and elections.

The 19th amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, guaranteed women the right to vote and was signed into law on August 26, 1920. Some states gave women the right to vote prior to the 19th amendment, but it wasn’t until then that all women were given the same right.

So male or female, young or old, I encourage you to exercise your hard-earned rights and get out there and vote for tomorrow’s Election Day.

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