The right to vote is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. In fact, our system works best when everyone has a voice. But still many people don’t exercise that right. Turnout in our elections is often rather pathetic. Often, less than half of eligible voters take the time to cast a ballot. It can take a few minutes out of your day, and there are some impediments to voting, but those can be easily overcome. You need to be registered. But you can do that online. Those in Wisconsin not yet registered to vote can visit myvote.wi.org to find out if you are registered. If you are not, you can still sign up through next Wednesday. Or you can register in person at your local clerk’s office, through the Friday before the election. Or, with the proper paperwork, you can register on election day at the polls. Of course, you can also get the whole thing out of the way now, by voting early. More and more people are choosing to do so, mainly out of convenience. If you’re not sure where to vote, or what is on the ballot in your community, your local clerk can help. There are plenty of resources available to get you ready for election day. So if you’re not ready yet, there is still time before the November 6 election, but that time is running out.