Forget the notion that one single vote doesn’t matter.
The dismal early voting turnout in the special election for the city council’s open District 5 seat says otherwise.
Through Wednesday, only eight people had cast a ballot for either J. Don Allen or David Blevins.
As Jessie Philpot, the president of the Suwannee County Voters League, said about the district’s turnout in past elections, that’s bad.
It’s actually worse than bad.
There are 678 registered voters in the district.
That means so far barely 1 percent of the voters have been moved to vote.
Fortunately, there is still time for the rest of those 670 voters to cast their ballot, to make a difference.
Early voting continues today and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections office located at 220 Pine Ave. SW.
Ballots can also be cast Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall, 101 White Ave. SE.
Don’t wait until the election is over and complain about the results.
Go vote and help determine that result.
One vote can be the difference between winning and losing.
One vote, and every vote, matters.
Ask the candidates if they think your vote matters, and they will say, yes, absolutely, definitely.
They know the value of a vote.
To the registered voters in District 5, please vote.