By Michael Boriero
The town of Potton’s municipal council passed a resolution on Monday to adopt a new bylaw, revoking mail-in voting for non-resident property owners, despite a last-minute plea from community members.
“Basically, yes, it’s obviously going to take action when the election happens, but it’s done, there is no turning back,” said Potton Mayor Michael Laplume, adding that it was a four-to-one vote among council members.
When The Record spoke to the mayor on Monday, he stated potential voter fraud as one of the reasons for the resolution. Laplume also mentioned fairness for permanent residents who might be travelling to Florida. They are unable to fill out mail-in voting ballots, he said.