Potton residents fear mail-in voting bylaw resolution restricts non-residents

Potton residents fear mail-in voting bylaw resolution restricts non-residents

By Michael Boriero

The town of Potton recently announced its intention to adopt a resolution that would revoke the mail-in voting option for non-residents who own property in the area, and it has left many permanent residents questioning the municipal council’s intention to uphold voter rights.
The council met on Monday evening to make a final decision on the resolution. However, The Record spoke to Potton Mayor Michael Laplume prior to the vote. He said it was difficult to gauge which way the vote would go, but he had a feeling the resolution would pass.
“There have been some questions as to whether this is fair for a group such as the non-residents to be allowed to vote by mail when residents who are not on the territory while this happens don’t get that luxury,” said Laplume.

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