It happens once a year, and it's here - Election Day. The "Frog Days of Fall" are rapidly moving along, and Election Day is a sure sign that we're on our way to Thanksgiving and all the rest. If you are registered, we encourage you to vote.  According to the Oneida Country Board of Elections, polls are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

While 2012 will be an exciting election year with races for President and Congress, this year has a number of important contests and issues up for vote, and your vote counts.

Over the years, Election Day has changed. When I was a kid, Election Day was considered a national holiday, and many businesses were closed, so employees could vote. Liquor stores used to be closed, and up until 1971, only those 21 years of age could vote.  Now, it's business as usual. Liquor stores and businesses are open, and if you're 18 years of age and registered, you can vote.

Make your vote count, and vote today (just think of all those homemade pies you can pick up at polling place bake sales)!