Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

The Des Plaines library is accepting voter registrations, including those for people who have moved since 2008, until Tuesday.

The following information was submitted by Gwen LaCosse of the Des Plaines Public Library.

Did you know you can come to the Des Plaines Public Library to register to vote for next month’s general election, or re-register if you have relocated? You have through Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, to do so.

Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, be sure to vote, a privilege too many Americans take for granted.

Consider the Arab Spring. News accounts from late 2011 described how Egyptians turned out in large numbers — undeterred by long lines and other delays — to vote in parliamentary elections following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

In our own country, crusaders fought for many years until women finally secured the right to vote in 1920.

Even if you’re thoroughly disgusted with biting campaign advertising, vote anyway. Even if you think your vote doesn’t matter, vote anyway.

If you take a pass on this important opportunity, don’t complain about who, and what, you get.

Remember that old line about vote early and often, referring to the City of Chicago? Forget that. Once will do.

Just do it; vote.

Bring proper identification to register at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. in downtown Des Plaines. Or, call the library at (847) 376-2788 for details.

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