Veterans died to let us vote

If you didn't read it on the front page, we want to remind people that today (Nov. 1) is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election. The circuit clerk's office at the courthouse will be open until 4 p.m. today to get that application.

Last week we wrote about how Escambia County ranks near the bottom of voter turnout in elections. That's a shame. If you know you won't be around Tuesday to go to the polls, we hope will see this last-ditch effort to get people to vote. You can go into the clerk's office today and cast your ballot right there. If not, take it hom...

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