Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard wants to remind Vineyard residents that Tuesday, June 25 is election day.

This election day is the United States Senate special election in Massachusetts to fill the Senate seat vacated when Senator John Kerry resigned in order to become U.S. Secretary of State last January. During this period, Mo Cowan, appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick, has served as our interim U.S. Senator.

For those registered voters who will not be able to vote at the polls on Tuesday, June 25, the League reminds Vineyard residents that they can vote absentee at their town hall in the town clerk’s office or request a mail-in absentee ballot. For more information on absentee voting, please contact your respective town clerk’s office.

And to every registered voter on the Vineyard, the League wants to remind each of you that democracy is not a spectator sport.

Deborah Medders, Vineyard Haven