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An Open Letter to Eligible Voters

October 20 will be here before you know it. October 20? Who's thinking about October 20, the last day to register to vote? Chatter about the November 4 election is barely audible. Maybe tomorrow is the day to finally open the election booklet from the secretary of state — if it hasn't gone out in the trash. Maybe after hitting the gym and putting up the Halloween lights would be a good time.

The Rev. Ed Bacon says not voting is a sin. Maybe that means nor registering is original sin?

Why people don't vote — or register —was the topic of discussion following a recent League of Women Voters Pasadena program on the pros and cons of the seven ballot measures. (That's a mercy, since we often have many more than that.)

Here is sample of what people had to say about why people don't vote.

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