Letter: Your vote matters; make a plan to vote

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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To the editor:

Let’s make the 2022 elections a coordinated movement of informed people working together to elect law-makers who will champion justice, accountability and equity.

Mark your calendar for the primary election on Aug. 9, and the general election on Nov. 8. With our votes we can elect legislators who will work for us, protect our democracy, and defend and expand the right to vote.

If you’re new to voting, be assured that it is the job of caring and efficient election officials and poll workers to see that you are guided through the registration and voting process. They’ll make sure you register in the correct precinct. They’ll keep your ballot private and the polls safe.

This is true at both your polling place and with early voting at the Douglas County Auditor's office. After 40 years as an election judge, I can attest that voting systems in Minnesota, are not only easily accessible, they are honest. For more information go to the Minnesota Secretary of State website,


Barbara Benson
Alexandria MN

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