LETTER: Shop local, and vote local

With over 20 years of Marblehead elections experience, I remain puzzled that so few vote in town elections.

As a poll worker and registrar for many years, I noticed over 80% turnout for presidential elections and 60+ % for gubernatorial elections, but town participation has run from a low of 10% to a high of 40% over these past 20 years.

Town elections have consequences that directly affect our daily lives in significant ways. A low turnout may present elected officials with a false impression of what the town really wants or needs.

I especially encourage young voters (18-40) to vote on June 20.

Decisions made that day will have an effect on their future as well as the future of our beautiful town.

Walter Horan

Intrepid Circle

Letter to the editor
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1 Comment

  • Judy Gates

    I totally agree about the importance of Marbleheaders voting for our own town candidates. I’ll be at the polls on June 20 as an “Election Official.” Don’t miss this important day.

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