Letter: Educate Yourself Before Nov. 4

With the primaries behind us, some time passes before the Nov. 4 election kicks into high gear. During this time, we find ourselves inundated with political ads, primarily for the gubernatorial election.

However, what most people fail to grasp are the numerous constitutional amendments that are up for a vote. These also have quite an impact on our lives. Anyone recall Amendment 1 in 2008 (aka, Save Our Homes)? Was it a good or bad thing now that we’ve had six years to deal with it?

As such, for those of us in the western communities, I’d ask that you consider attending one of the “Election Time 2014: Know the Issues” events at the library. A representative from the county’s Legislative Affairs Department will present an impartial, bipartisan view of the proposed amendments up for consideration this year. Sixty minutes to help you determine what you’re punching yes or no about, and help us all to be better informed voters. I attended this event back in 2010 and it was very well done, and the representative did everything to ensure that there was a straight-forward, common-sense discussion on what it would mean to approve or reject a proposed amendment.

I would encourage people to attend. They will be held at the Royal Palm Beach branch on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m., the Wellington branch on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. and the Acreage branch on Sept. 26 at 3 p.m.

Kenneth Ida, Royal Palm Beach


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