Voting place a ghost town

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When I pulled up to my voting place this morning, I thought I was at the wrong place. There were no cars. Then I saw a sign saying “VOTING IN REAR.”

I pulled around to the back parking lot of the church, and there was nobody. Not a soul. Not a parent pushing a stroller. Not a car in the very large parking lot. I parked and walked into the all-purpose room to cheers: “Hey, we have a customer!” greeted the head volunteer.

Now, my town (Temple City) only had one race : two seats for Temple City Unified School District. But come on folks, let’s get out the vote. GOTV! Polls close at 8 p.m. Go to our web sites for more information on where to vote ( If you want to see our editorial board’s recommendations, go to our web sites (www.sgvtribune,, or and go to Election Coverage. Click on that and you’ll see a series of hot links called OUR VIEW: … find the endorsement you are looking for. Or, go out and BUY one of our newspapers. On page A17 we have a list of our endorsements.

But no matter how you vote, don’t forget to vote. It is what our soldiers are fighting for in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is part of our republic — voting for leaders. It is a precious gift. Exercise it.

There, I’ll get off my soap box now…. Happy Election Day!!!!!

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About Steve Scauzillo

I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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