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Time in voting booth will still be a lot shorter than town meeting

To the editor,
A recent letter from a Sanbornton resident stated that Sanbornton voters entering the voting booth after SB-2 is approved, would take too long. It expressed the concern that residents would show up to vote not having any previous knowledge of what is being voted on. And it also maintained that reading all the warrant articles and proposed budget items in the privacy of a voting booth could cause delays in voting.
This is a rather insulting assumption and perhaps the writer should apologize to all the voters of Sanbornton.
Any resident/ taxpayer of Sanbornton knows that all the warrant and budget information is available weeks before voting day. First the proposed budget is reviewed at a public meeting held by the town Budget Committee and the public is invited to ask questions and is offered a copy of the proposed budget. Secondly the warrant and budget information is available on the town website. Last but not least, there are copies of the town's Annual Report available at the town office and Library. These contain all the information needed to make an informed decision.
And as far as delays go, no matter how long a wait at the election booth, it will still be a heck of a lot shorter than the time spent at a town meeting!
Sanbornton voters — please vote YES on Question #1 on election day Tuesday May 14th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bill Whalen
Sanbornton
 
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