Yes. Poll respondents ready to vote Saturday

If respondents to The Garden Island’s latest Reader Poll had their way,

everyone would vote in this Saturday’s primary election and all future

elections on Kaua’i.

Through TGI’s Website at, readers were

asked, “Do you plan to vote in the primary election Sept. 23? If not, why?” The

answers were unanimous: Yes.

Readers generally wondered why anyone wouldn’t

vote. They said it’s every voter’s duty to be part of the political


Some examples:

Melinda Nesti wrote, “I have been involved in

politics on our island for many years, and I find the general apathy pathetic.

I would like everyone to remember that each vote counts. It is your chance to

choose who is going to represent you. Get to know the candidates and their

ideas, i.e., are they pro-growth or for moderated growth? Are they honest and

hard-working? I definitely will be voting this year, as I have always done in

the past. It is what makes the United States free.”

Maria Walker declared,

“Of course I’m going to vote. Every resident of Kaua’i has a responsibility to

vote in every election held here.”

And Lois Hamada promised, “I will vote

at both primary and general elections.”


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