A major primary election is right around the corner. We are going to seat county supervisors, Imperial Irrigation District directors, a county sheriff and deal with critical state and federal races along with local elections.
It's essential that people get out to vote, to voice their opinions and play important roles in our local, state and federal governments.
Unfortunately, there are large numbers of people in Imperial County who qualify to be registered voters but are not. That means they do not take part in the democratic process. That needs to be rectified and there are people working in the Imperial Valley to do something about it.
Voter registration campaigns that target the Hispanic community are under way throughout the Imperial Valley. We support such efforts. We have a sense there are people out there who may not know how to vote or even that they have the right to do so.