To the Editor:
The relationship between the city and the university comes up often during Jacksonville’s local elections.
Voter turnout is low for city elections, with fewer than 1,500 people voting in the latest elections. Your perspective as JSU students combined with low voter turnout means your vote really counts!
There is a run-off scheduled for Oct. 6 for City Council Place 4. I am proudly voting for Sherry Laster.
She is a JSU graduate and long-time resident of Jacksonville, so she is the right person to develop and strengthen the relationship between JSU and the city. Sherry Laster has experience in local government, as she serves on the school board. She is also a teacher and a small business owner since 1987.
On a more personal note, Sherry is the mother of two wonderful children and a kind, intelligent person who will represent all residents of Jacksonville. Of course, you can do your own research. The candidates are on social media (mainly Facebook).
National elections are around the corner, and there is time to meet the October 15th voter registration deadline.
Check your registration and polling location at https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/voterview. You can register online on the Alabama Secretary of State website. Unfortunately, the deadline for voting in city elections has passed, but you can still get ready for the mess that is the national elections on Nov. 3.
Please reach out if you want a ride to the polls on October 6th or with any questions or concerns.
Clara Giulia Valtorta
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