Letters to the Editor

Voting by mail is a bad idea

Although voting by mail is very convenient, I oppose it for two reasons. First, it gives corrupt precinct committeemen more than five weeks to buy votes and allows them to mark the ballots and mail them in themselves. Second, with early voting, voters are actually voting in two different elections because the information available about the candidates will be very different over a five-week period. For example, some candidates can only afford to do one campaign mailing right before Election Day, so an early voter would be missing that information. Another candidate could be charged with a crime or even die right before Election Day and an early voter would never know. Voting by mail is a very bad idea.

Timothy Buchanan, Swansea

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