About LDN

Letters to the Editor

Lincoln Daily News welcomes letters of appreciation, information and opinion on matters pertaining to the community. 
Controversial issues:
As a community we need to be able to talk openly about matters that affect the quality of our lives. The most effective and least offensive manner to get your point across is to stick to the issue and refrain from commenting on another person's opinion. Letters that deviate from focusing on the issue may be rejected or edited and marked as such.

Submit a letter to the editor online

You may also send your letters by email to  ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com

or by U.S. postal mail:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, and postal address or email address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows.

Great Logan County voter turnout, with Hurlbut precinct leading state at 81.09 percent

Send a link to a friend 

To the editor:

We live in a country where we are free to cast a ballot reflective of our ideals, and are thankful to those who have served our country in order to allow us to do so. We are without a blue-inked finger, distant gunfire or a long line, but we take pride in delivering a ballot that represents the freedom we have been given to do so.

It is now a full week after the presidential election, and Logan County saw a 62.5 percent turnout, which is near the record turnout of 65.81 percent in 2004 and 65.55 percent in 2008. Although we didn't lead our state in turnout, individual precincts such as Hurlbut did, with an amazing 81.09 percent of its voters casting a ballot.

As we reflect on our election, I want to thank a few of the many people who helped to make this another successful Election Day. Thank you to Logan County maintenance supervisor Dennis Reves, the Logan County Highway Department, Chris Graue of Graue Chevrolet and the many township supervisors, road commissioners, firefighters and church trustees for helping our office in the delivery and setup of election equipment. Thank you to Jeff Cooper at Lincoln Community High School and his students for volunteering as election judges and greeters at the polls. Thank you to the election judges for delivering an efficient, professional election in which we can all be proud to have been a part. And a special thank you to my office staff, who worked diligently for months to serve the citizens of Logan County in every area of the election.

[to top of second column in this letter]

As the Logan County clerk and president of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders, I am most honored and humbled to represent this great county. May God continue to bless our great county, state and the United States of America.

Sally J. Litterly
Logan County clerk and recorder


[Posted November 15, 2012]

Click here to send a note to the editor about this letter.


< Recent letters

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor