Reps Get It Wrong On Election Question

Reps Get It Wrong On Election Question


Editor, The Cheshire Herald:

 

Like many of you, I voted in the 2020 Election last November. Despite the pandemic fears and restrictions, a record 80% of us did so easily, safely, and accurately, without a hint of any fraud or inaccuracy.

To give us the chance to vote more conveniently in every election, the Connecticut House voted on May 6 to send a simple question to public referendum next year: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the General Assembly to provide for early voting?” Such an amendment would merely open the door for discussion of early voting, including appropriate safeguards deemed necessary by the legislature.

It passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 115-26. Unfortunately, two of our legislators felt that even this small first step was too much. Reps. Fishbein and Zupkus think that “we, the people” should not even have the right to vote on whether we want our elected officials to consider expanding the time to vote.

There is only one appropriate response for this contempt for us as voters. We should vote them out of office in 2022.

 

Martin E. Cobern

Cheshire


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