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February 12, 2010
The power of a single vote

Presidential elections tend to get all the attention, but there are plenty of "off-year" local Goffstown and New Hampshire state elections coming up that are equally important. 

As they say, "all politics is local", and Goffstown issues and candidates are the infrastructure supporting everything being done at the state and federal level. 

Never think that your vote doesn't matter.  If you believe that, take a look at what happened at last week's town deliberative session.  

Scott Gross, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, made a motion to increase the Budget Committee's recommended town operating budget by $486,564.  That motion, voted on by residents in attendance by secret ballot, subsequently passed 87-86, the margin of a single vote.

If you did not attend the session and are opposed to the budget increase, then you have only yourself to blame for the increase you'll now see in your taxes next year.  Your single vote would have made the difference had you taken the time to attend.

Remember: Every single vote matters!  We urge all Goffstown voters to weigh in on all the issues in Goffstown by exercising your right to vote, not only in the upcoming March town elections, but in the state elections this fall.  

It's your duty and responsibility to get involved.


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