I have used same-day voter registration twice in my life. The first time was when I turned 18; the second time was in 2008 after I unexpectedly moved to Lewiston.
Working in industrial construction away from home doesn’t give me much time to go to City Hall to conduct normal business. I always take a day off to vote and enjoy participating in the process.
I think many people don’t realize some town offices have restricted hours, from being open only one day a week to as little as one day a year.
We all have busy lives, but if people want to do their civic duty and vote, why should anyone discourage what has been working for 38 years, placing Maine among the top states for voter participation?
I support a “yes” on Question 1, while practicing my civic duty.
Ira Bittues, Lewiston