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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Voting Committee

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton will create a committee looking atthe pros and cons of the various voting methods

Rather than wrestle with question of paper or electronic ballots, Brockton Council has
decided to seek input from the public.

Council is creating a committee made up of citizens charged with the task of going over the pros and cons of the various voting methods. (electronic
voting, vote by mail, paper ballots etc.)

For the last two elections Brockton has used E-voting in which residents were
able to cast their vote online or over the phone.

One  paper ballot polling station was also offered in 2014.

In 2014 Brockton received a backlash from some in the community over E-Voting requesting more say in the matter.

This committee says Councilor Chris Oberle will address some of these concerns by providing residents with a stronger voice on the matter.

Brockton will be advertising in the paper and social media for members of the
public to step forth to serve on this committee.

Councilor Chris Peabody says e-voting is still a very hot issue in Brockton
and is pleased this Committee is being formed.

Councilor Steve Adams agrees saying this committee will help fulfill an
election promise to provide residents with more say on the matter.

Committee members must be eligible Brockton voters.

The structure of the committee and the number of participants that will make
up the committee will be set in the near future. 

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