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Questions voting procedures

November 9, 2018

While voting in our midterm election where I live, I wasn’t at all satisfied that our present system guarantees that only American citizens can vote.

I was able to vote based upon presenting my name, or an address or my signature. Any one of three. Upon questioning the person in charge acting as Registrar, she tried to assure me that town records would completely identify any individual to ascertain their legitimacy as a voter. By the end of voting hours when their votes were already cast? Hardly.

Ironically, I learned that many people dealing with voting procedures were not aware that the requirements of citizenship included being able to read, write and speak English.

In this regard, especially our banks, they are not doing citizens a favor by posting advertisements in Spanish. At times I wonder if I’m in Mexico City or America. Let’s go with our national language and let our Latino neighbors learn to speak, read and write English.

Richard Zeitler

Brookfield

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