Editorial for 21 May: Get it right tomorrow

This is it. The last day before the 2013
general election.

It’s the last day you’ll see any
advertising from the candidates.

It’s the last day for their billboards to
be up, for manifestoes and information leaflets to be passed about. At
midnight, all advertising in any media from newspapers to websites, television
and radio has to disappear.

Many candidates took advantage of the long
holiday weekend to hold additional rallies and meet with potential constituents
on their doorsteps.

We hope each and every voter has made
himself or herself aware of where each candidate stands on the important
issues. If you’re not sure, make it a point to track down that candidate you’re
interested in and get his or her viewpoint on the issue that matters most to
you.

The decision eligible voters make tomorrow
is extremely important to this country, not only for the next four years, but
for the future of the Cayman Islands.

Will we have another party-run government
or one made up of a coalition of representatives?

Will the next government be fiscally
responsible or do we want to carry on as things are?

It is our prayer that the voting public
will elect men and women who have the best interests for us and the Cayman
Islands at heart.

Being a part of the elected government is
about so much more than just having a job and getting a nice pay cheque for the
next four years.

If you still have doubts about the vision
of your candidates, spend today learning all you can before you go into your
polling station tomorrow so that you can make the best, most informed decision
when marking your ballot.

The eligible voters of this country owe it
to all who live here to put the right people in place to serve us in the
Legislative Assembly.

We have to get it right tomorrow or suffer the
consequences.

 

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