Why make it more difficult to vote? Myself and many other folks are asking that question right now.
As news outlets around the state have been reporting, during this legislative session, the majority party passed a bill that would eliminate same-day voter registration — which will make it more difficult to vote.
Why get rid of same-day voter registration? I have no idea why, and those in favor of it have yet to offer a logical explanation. That is why a group of citizens is working to collect signatures to repeal the new law with a people’s veto. I fully support this effort.
As far as I see it, getting rid of same-day voter registration will just make voting more complicated. There is no reason for it.
As a Mainer, I’ve always taken pride in the fact that state officials have worked hard to make voting in this state efficient, effective and simple. That’s why there is such a high voter turnout.
Why complicate things when they already work so well? Why add more red tape?
As long as voters show up on Election Day, can prove their residency and their identities, they should be allowed to vote.
How dare someone say otherwise?
That’s not fair. That’s not the Maine way and that’s not the American way.
For centuries, people have worked to break down barriers to voting and I cannot stand by and watch folks put them back up!
Richard Grandmaison, Lewiston