This editorial is not designed for those who have voted or are planning to do so, except to praise you for joining in the voting. This editorial is aimed at those questioning whether their vote counts and have decided to not take part in the election.
It is understandable to doubt your own power in elections. We know, however, that your vote carries much more power than you can imagine. One vote does make a difference. We have witnessed that time and time again in the Imperial Valley when we have seen races where just a few votes separate the candidates.
If that argument doesn't sway you to head to the polling site, consider this — voting is your chance to have a say on who will lead your city, your county, your state and federal governments. Today there are incredibly important local and state races being decided. Today we elect a sheriff and are selecting members of the county Board of Supervisors and the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors.