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by Abigail Van Buren

If You Care About Our Nation, Be Sure to Register to Vote

DEAR READERS: If you like the way things are going, vote. If you don't like the way things are going, vote. If you have never voted before, vote. (Don't be embarrassed by your ignorance -- when you get there, they'll show you how.)

If you're not registered to vote and don't know where to register, contact the League of Women Voters, your county registrar's office or your secretary of state's office for details. All are listed in your phone directory or online. The deadlines for registering vary from state to state.

Don't let anything -- or anybody -- keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. It may be the most important thing you will do all year.