We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that YOU have the privilege and the right as an American citizen to say and choose the candidates who best represent your values and principles. If you are registered to vote, please visit the Erie County Board of Elections website (http://elections.erie.gov/) to find your polling station and what you need to bring with you. If you are not registered to vote in Buffalo, but are registered in your home state/county, go to that website and request an absentee ballot.
Additionally, if you are unsure of who is running and need some guidance, the Medical State Society of New York has put together a scorecard of physician-related issues that are pertinent to New York State and where the candidates stand. Click on the link (MSSNY Candidates Score Card) to view the scorecard. The following sites are also helpful:
As much as we may not like to admit it, these elected officials will wield a heavy hand in determining how medicine is practiced as we go forward. If health care reform survives in its current form, there are still many sections that have yet to be interpreted, which may potentially impact your future practice. Don't wait until you finish your residency to do something. Make your voice heard and VOTE on Tuesday, November 2nd!!!
Off to the polls!!