Why I Vote: Annette Carapellucci

Welcome to our series to highlight why our friends and colleagues vote.

Annette Carapellucci, Executive Director, Organizational Development

“Women earned the right to vote in the U.S. less than 100 years ago and in many countries today, the female voice is still not counted,” says Annette.  I will never give up the opportunity to have a voice that was earned for me by the incredible efforts of past generations.”

Annette says she is most compelled to ensure that she has a voice in economic recovery, as this impacts every other issue regarding the welfare of individuals and of the country at large.

Why vote? When I get complacent and question whether my vote matters, I think about a friend who expresses joy at voting because he could not in his home country.  I vote to honor our rights and to model the importance of democracy to our next generation.

For more information about this year’s elections, a wide coalition of Arizona medical associations came together to build a non-partisan website focused on health care issues, including voting records and more.  Check it out at www.azvoteforhealthcare.org. Early ballots can still be requested from the County Recorder (www.recorder.pima.gov/earlyreq.aspx) until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. You can examine the ballot at your leisure in the privacy of your home. When the ballot is completed, you can put it in the white ballot affidavit envelope, which must be signed by the voter, placed in the yellow postage-paid return envelope and mailed back to the Pima County Recorder’s office. 

For those who want to vote the old-fashioned way, or who want to turn in their early ballots at the polling place, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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