Letter: Keep democracy alive – vote by mail

Posted 3/19/20

The cornerstone of our democracy are our elections. Elections allow us to vote our conscience to pick who a nominee for a particular office will be in a Primary Election and to pick who we want to …

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Letter: Keep democracy alive – vote by mail

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The cornerstone of our democracy are our elections. Elections allow us to vote our conscience to pick who a nominee for a particular office will be in a Primary Election and to pick who we want to fill a certain seat in a General Election. As we are waiting to see how things are going to go in the wake of COVID-19, we want to encourage everyone to apply for a mail ballot to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary Election that will take place on April 28.

It’s incredibly easy. There are two ways to obtain a mail ballot application: You can go to vote.ri.gov and then click on the “vote by mail” button and download a mail ballot application, or you can call the local Board of Canvassers to request one.

Here are the numbers for Bristol and Warren’s Boards of Canvassers: Bristol: 253-7000 Warren: 245-7340, ext. 4 The deadline for the Board of Canvassers to receive your mail ballot application is 4 p.m. on April 7.

Let’s do everything we can to be proactive about the coming election to keep everyone safe by reducing the number of voters that will head to the polls in person by increasing the number of people that vote by mail!

Erich Haslehurst and Steve Thompson

Mr. Haselhurst and Mr. Thompson are chairmen of the Bristol Democratic Town Committee and Warren Democratic Town Committee, respectively.

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