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Letter to the editor

Local elections in near future

April 3, 2009

It’s spring in Wisconsin, and that means it is time for elections. On Tuesday, April 7, citizens from across Wisconsin will head to the polls to vote for their choices for State Supreme Court, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, School Boards, City Councils, local judges and other choices depending on where they live.

Campus residents can vote in the University Center on Tuesday, April 7, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Students who live off-campus can find their polling location at vpa.wi.gov, as well as viewing a sample ballot for their location. If you are living at the same address as when you voted in the presidential election you should be registered already — check your registration at the vpa.wi.gov Web site to make sure. Registration can be accomplished at the polls if needed — check the City of River Falls Web site for more information.

Just as the grass gets green and new life grows in the spring, Wisconsin renews nonpartisan offices every year. UWRF students can play an important role in determining what direction our schools and cities take as they grow. Check your sample ballot at vpa.wi.gov to find the candidates and offices up in your area; I look forward to seeing you at the polls Tuesday, April 7.

Ben Plunkett