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Subject:

Re: Secretary Election Proposals

From:

Colleen T Haag <[log in to unmask]>

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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 31 Jan 2005 10:32:14 -0500

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Annette:

I fully agree with you and your statements.  Our society has changed
dramatically in the last 10 years and we have to change with it.  I'd
like to think that people would be informed about their voting rights at
all times but this is no longer the case.

I had a full time person for the affidavit process in the November
election.  So if we had same day voter registration it would be no more
and probably less work for me and my staff.  And we all know that motor
voter isn't working.

Colleen

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nora Wilson
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 10:22 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Secretary Election Proposals

Annette,  I agree with you - I think it will work and I do dislike the
Motor Voter Reports and all the carbon signatures and the no oath
registrations.  Thanks for you input.  Nora

Annette Cappy Town Clerk wrote:

>As a clerk in a large town for several years who has been through many
>elections I'd like to give some thoughts about some of the election
>proposals.
>
>While I understand concerns over the proposals, and agree
wholeheartedly
>with your philosophies of teaching democracy and civic duty in schools,
a
>lot of what we would like to see will only happen in a perfect world.
In a
>perfect world everyone would register as soon as they were old enough,
never
>forget to tell us when they move, and never miss voting in any
election.  We
>know that will never happen!
>
>RE: same day voter registration
>The reality is (and we all see it every day) that people often really
don't
>think ahead about voting and all of a sudden here it is, election day
and
>they aren't registered!  We forget that while we've been living and
>breathing elections for many months leading up to the "Big Day", others
>(besides our families that have had to listen to us gripe and the
>candidates) most others haven't.
>
>With technology making life seem like just one click away, I am afraid
that
>if we don't keep up the pace and modernize the way we do things,  we'll
lose
>future generations except for a few serious die-hards.  I do think that
we
>can make life simpler for voters and still protect the integrity of
>elections but we all need to work together.
>
>Brattleboro is a border state with New Hampshire who already has same
day
>voter registration.  Local people here listen to NH radio stations,
read NH
>newspapers and watch NH TV.  All of which promote same day
registration.
>Many that I turned away on 11/2 were under the impression that they
could
>register on election day.
>
>To be honest, if I wasn't familiar with the system, didn't lead a
stable
>life and I had to struggle every day just to get by, would I remember
to
>notify the town clerk when I moved to the next town over?  Lives are
much
>more transient than they were 50 years ago.
>
>I do agree that same day registration will mean lots of work but it
will be
>positive work rather than the negative work we are currently doing with
DMV
>registrants......and if I were to total up all the staff hours we have
>invested in maintaining our checklist according to  DMV reports over
the
>course of a year that have proven to be inaccurate, I'd take same day
reg.
>anytime!
>
>This would be a huge change for us but I believe that with a plan in
place,
>a statewide checklist and carefully thought out legislation, we can
make it
>work so everyone comes out a winner and citizens feel like they are
being
>heard.
>
>P.S.
>If we had gone to same day voter registration a few years ago we would
never
>have had to deal with "motor voter".
>
>RE:  Self-Administering Oath
>I am also on the "other side" about this topic.  I personally like the
oath
>and don't care to see it abolished but I am strongly in favor of having
it
>self-administering.
>
>I  have received too many voter registration applications that have
needed
>to be sent back because no one had administered the oath.  It is an
>especially cumbersome process for overseas and military voters
considering
>the slowness of the postal system in foreign countries.
>
>Voters might actually read it and digest it more thoroughly than they
>currently do having it read aloud to them.....and no more "Needs Oath"
>voters to deal with on election day.  We currently have approx. 150-200
or
>so on our list.
>
>I hope this isn't too lengthy and I hope I haven't come across as too
>preachy.  I only mean to share my thoughts for what I believe can be a
>better way of doing business.
>
>Annette
>
>Annette L. Cappy, Town Clerk
>230 Main St., Suite 108
>Brattleboro, VT  05301-2885
>
>phone  802-254-4541 x 129
>fax       802-257-2312
>email [log in to unmask]
>
>
>

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