Letter to the Editor: Move town meeting to Saturday morning

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Dear Farmington Voters,

I encourage everyone to go and vote at the ballot booth on Monday, March 9th to move Farmington’s Annual Town Meeting from a “Monday Night” to a Saturday daytime event. This would encourage a more diverse group of voters to attend town meetings, such as the elderly that do not like to venture out on a dark and cold March night, or parents of young children that find it hard to secure childcare on a weekday evening.

Many local communities already enjoy Saturday Annual meeting times and experience a community bonding that can take place during the event as well as connected meals. I think it is time to try something slightly different here in Farmington to encourage more input from a larger group of voters than currently attend a late Monday night meeting, especially important is opening up an opportunity for our older citizens to attend that could share much of their wisdom and experience.

Cheers, 

Bill Crandall
Farmington, Maine

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