Voting is the Constitutional right of every US citizen. If you do nothing else today, go out there and exercise that right! It is the right to vote that people have fought for, marched for, and even died for over the centuries. It is the right to vote that enables you to express your opinion as to the fitness of our elected leaders and their policies. It is the right to vote that permits you to hire or fire those who represent you in government. It is the right to vote that allows you to determine, to a certain degree, your own future by electing officials who reflect your views and will speak for you in government. But by not voting you are abdicating your right to influence government and allowing the will of others, whose opinions may be contrary to your own, to prevail. And more importantly, by not voting you are allowing it to be no longer the will of the majority that governs this country, but rather, the will of the minority. VOTE!
Several restaurants across the Lowcountry are offering freebies and specials to celebrate Election Day — and all month in some cases:
Tristan: The restaurant is holding its first-ever Election Watch party from 5 p.m. until close. Show your “I Voted” sticker and receive a complimentary glass of champagne.
Sticky Fingers: Bring in a campaign sign Wednesday through Nov. 12 and receive a coupon for a complimentary barbecue appetizer up to $7.99 with the purchase of an entree.
Coco’s Cafe: Show your “I Voted” sticker and receive a complimentary glass of wine at lunch or dinner today. “We want to reward voters who head to the voting booth to support their selected candidates,” says Stephen Ollard, owner and executive chef of Coco’s.
Krispy Kreme: Participating stores are holding “Hot Vote Now” today. Get a complimentary star-shaped doughnut with red, white and blue sprinkles when you show your “I Voted” sticker.
Ben & Jerry’s: From 5 to 8 p.m. today, participating stores are offering a complimentary ice cream cone.
Starbucks: Show your “I Voted” sticker and receive a complimentary tall coffee. Starbucks has locations all across the Lowcountry.
For complete information, visit Charleston Regional Business Journal’s On The Menu.