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On Election Day, I don't want a wake-up call asking for my vote

Voters are constantly bombarded with television, radio and mail ads as well as phone calls from candidates, all part of a process we take it in stride.

As a voter, I am so happy when Election Day arrives because we finally can be spared the constant reminders that there is an election.

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I get that candidates need to get their message out. However, when I twice received Election Day phone calls at 7 a.m., they crossed a line. Getting a phone call that early usually means bad news, so imagine how my mind and heart were racing when I frantically picked up the phone, only to hear a candidate asking for my vote.

Needless to say, he did not get my vote. I was on the fence anyway but the candidate's lack of regard for voters by not waiting until a decent hour to call made me realize that perhaps he might not be the best person for the job.

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It may sound silly not to vote for someone based strictly on an incident like this, but it showed to me a basic lack of respect for the very people whose support candidates are trying to win.

Nancy Merritt

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