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Editorial: Election Time —- Please Do Vote!

This coming Tuesday, March 16, six of our villages are holding elections. Uncontested elections are being held in the villages of Great Neck Estates, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock and Thomaston. The mayor and two trustees are being contested in Great Neck Plaza, and there are contested mayoral and village justice elections in the Village of Kensington. We sincerely hope that all residents of these six villages will take the time to go and vote.     

Certainly in the case of a contested election, voting is extremely important. As a matter of fact, with our relatively small villages and special districts, one or two votes really can make a difference. But even in uncontested elections, your vote is important. Voting for the public servants who give so much to the community is the one way we can show support and say “thank you” to those who “do” for all of us.

Local, grassroots government perhaps has the most impact on our daily lives. Our quality of life very much depends on our friends and neighbors who volunteer their time to work on local boards. Our clean streets, beautiful neighborhoods, busy shopping areas, our schools and our park and our library, all depend on Great Neck residents who volunteer to run for office to keep Great Neck “great.”

Be sure to read the articles on each contested candidate provided this week and last week in the Great Neck Record, pages 1 and 3. An informed vote is an important, valuable vote.

And please do take the time to vote. We urge each and every resident to learn about their own village and go out and vote for those public officials who are doing a wonderful job for all of us.