What's the big deal?

I don't understand the big, fat, hairy deal people are making over voter registration. Reading the letters to the editor, one would think a person must register before every election.

Have these people ever voted?

When I moved to the area five years ago, one of the first things I did was register to vote. It's just part of the drill. Get the electricity turned on, forward the mail, register to vote. You're done. Don't have to do it again unless you move to a different district.

What's the big deal?

John Kieffer, Turner

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Steve  Dosh's picture

What's the big deal?

. .A : No big deal , John 5:05 pm Thursday HST •
According to our U S Constitution it is simply s right and a - r e s p o n s i b i l i t y - to vote . Yes : your repsonsibility ( not you specifically , John :) . It's written in black and white right in our Constitution . People forget what they are obliged and required ( except you ƒelons ) to do in a fully functioning democracy
This newspaper has rightly noted that fact time and time again
Thanks again for writing , John /s, Dr. Dosh
Paul ? All generalizations are ƒalse ?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Anyone who elects someone to

Anyone who elects someone to manage his money for him is an idiot. Does that mean voters are idiots? Does that further mean that voters who can't get themselves registered to vote before election day are bigger idiots?

Jason Theriault's picture

Alex, I'll take people who have used same day registration...

Governor Paul LePage
Lance Dutson, chief executive officer of the Maine Heritage Policy Center
Sen. Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon Falls
Sen. Lois Snowe-Mello, R-Poland
Rep. Bernard Ayotte, R-Caswell
Rep. Eleanor Espling, R-New Gloucester
Rep. Patrick Flood, R-Winthrop
Rep. David Johnson, R-Eddington
Rep. Aaron Libby, R-Waterboro
Rep. David Richardson, R-Carmel
Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough.

So make sure not to vote for these idiots, Pirate

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You gave up all pretense of

You gave up all pretense of credibility by placing an R behind each name. You and you know who must be drinking the Kool-Aid from the same goblet.

Jason Theriault's picture

Democrats aren't against it

I mean, that would be like calling out a hippy for smoking grass or GE for not paying it's taxes.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Hahah...good one

Hahah...good one

Jason Theriault's picture

Disagree?

I've decided I love the disagree button now. It means you don't like what I'm saying, but you are powerless to refute it.

Bernice Fraser's picture

no big deal

Had it been a democrat who had passed the bill ,all would be different. The people in this area do not like anything coming out of Augusta that has a republican name on it.

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Why is that?

Why is that?

David  Cote's picture

What's the big deal?

Control is the big deal, from both sides. When it comes to the political arena, control is always the focal point. This whole argument has put into light just how deceitful both parties are. It's always been about control, and both parties' ability to spin the issues to garner that control.

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