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Exercise your 'write' in City of Groton election May 3

All of the city voters should have a choice!

There are an estimated 5,200 registered voters in the City of Groton. Only 665 Democrats participated in the March 8 primary that was decided by a slim five-vote margin between incumbent Mayor Keith Hedrick and challenger Town Councilor Aundré Bumgardner. This is  not a mandate by any means. The Democratic nominee is running unopposed since there is no Republican challenger in the May general election. So how do 87% of the electorate make their voices heard when there is only one candidate? This is a clear case of voter disenfranchisement. Voter inclusion is what we need. How can this be done?

All voters can still engage in the general election to have an opportunity to decide the direction of our unique, diverse, and wonderful city. If you are one of the 87% of registered voters that were prevented from voting in March, get out and do so on Monday, May 3. In the spirit of American democracy, we should all have the "write" to choose.

Ken Berube


Editor's note: Mayor Hedrick announced last week he will wage a write-in campaign on May 3.



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