Sauk Valley Voter aims to provide you with the tools you need to learn about local issues, contact local government, attend local meetings and educate yourself on the candidates in upcoming elections.
On the pages of this site, you will find links to local, state and federal government as well as non-partisan information sites. We will also try to keep you up-to-date on issues of interest in some of our local communities.
When elections approach, we will provide you with a list of current candidates that will link you directly to their websites so you can learn more about where they stand on the issues important to you.
Watch a very touching
presentation about the origins of the "Star Spangled Banner"
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Words of Wisdom
"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." --Malcolm X
"The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities…. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.
--Rev. James A. Garfield (1831-1881)
United States President
Are YOU registered to Vote?
Almost 33 Million people who think they are registered to vote are not actually registered! Make sure you are still registered and look up your friends and family, too! If they are not, encourage them to register TODAY!
Then do your part to make sure you are an
when you head to the polls in November!