Tablet Opinion

No good excuse to not vote this election cycle

If you are not among the thousands of registered voters who took advantage of early voting, don’t let the rain expected Tuesday deter your Election Day trip to the polls.

In addition to a full compliment of statewide races that will determine the direction of the Lone Star State, North Texas voters will decide the fate of a host of ballot propositions, including a fracking ban in Denton, school bond elections in Birdville and Keller, and three user taxes to help fund a new multipurpose arena in Fort Worth.

Turnout in Tarrant County during the early voting period was strong, but some issues — particularly local propositions — are likely to be decided by small margins. Every vote for or against will count.

Reports of unruly anti- and pro-bond protestors at some polling places in Keller are disappointing. No one should worry that going to vote might subject them to a shouting match. But just like the threat of inclement weather, protestors should not prevent voters from ensuring their voices are heard.

Don’t forget your voter ID. Tuesday is a day to get out and vote.