WASHINGTON (Oct. 15, 2004) — Tire industry associations are urging tire professionals who plan to attend the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show next month to get an absentee ballot before leaving.
The SEMA show runs over Election Day, Nov. 2.
“The tire industry spends a great deal of resources to advocate our issues to elected policymakers,” said Donald Shea, president of the Rubber Manufacturers Association. “Failure to vote on Election Day gives policymakers a free pass.”
The Tire Industry Association also urged tire dealers to contact their local election officials for absentee voting guidelines. Only registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot. Applications generally are available by contacting local county or municipal election officials, the groups said.