IFB president: Take advantage of privilege to vote

By Jeff Brown

With two weeks remaining until election day and multiple options to vote, Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. encouraged Illinoisans to make sure they’re ready.

“This is a privilege and an opportunity that every American has. Take advantage of that opportunity,” Guebert said. “Cast your vote for the candidate of your choice that supports your views, and do that on election day.”

Illinois voters have three voting options:

  1. Vote by mail through Nov. 3. Vote by mail applications can be requested through Oct. 29.
  2. Vote early in person at a permanent branch polling location through Nov. 2.
  3. Vote in person on Nov. 3 at your polling place.

Visit IFB’s website for more election information, instructions and deadlines.

Besides candidates running for public office, the Progressive Tax is another major issue to be decided in the coming election.

Guebert encouraged voters to vote no, saying this constitutional amendment would give state lawmakers the ability to change tax rates anytime they want.

“If you look at this Progressive Tax, it changes the structure,” he told the RFD Radio Network®. “It’s been in our policy for years, the flat tax is more appropriate across the board and causes our legislators to be accountable for the decisions that they make going forward.”

This story was provided by FarmWeekNow.com.