This year my birthday is on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 3. The first time I was eligible to vote, I turned 18 on Election Day, which was also a Presidential Election year. I got up early, voted at my polling station at the local Fire Department, and ate pancakes afterward at the diner next door to celebrate exercising my right to vote on my birthday. Four years later in the next election, I was a poll worker, and though I had moved, I served at my then current local polling station (also a Fire Department). This year, I have already voted, dropping off my completed ballot in my neighborhood’s King County ballot drop box. Exercising my right to vote and being involved in the voting process has always been a priority for me. Voting is one of the most important rights we hold as U.S. citizens, and I encourage you to vote your conscience for the many qualified candidates in our local, county, state and federal contests this election. As Elks, we are all proud U.S. citizens, and privileged to enthusiastically participate in the voting process. It is our responsibility to not squander the opportunity to vote. If you have not already, complete your ballot and cast your vote! Let your voice be heard. Your vote matters!
Fraternally, Leslie G. Timmons, PER Exalted Ruler, 2020-2021 Seattle Elks Lodge No. 92