Letter to the editor 4, Dec. 3, 2020
Vote when it’s deemed safe
Dear Editor, In reaction to the letter published in the November 26, 2020 edition of The Journal, ‘Candidates for chairs of LBPSB and SWLSB agree to December 20 elections,’ I feel compelled to point out, as another candidate running for the position of Chair of the LBPSB, I had not thought about the necessary steps I had taken to become a candidate and about my own candidacy when the elections were resumed, and then postponed again, because of the pandemic.
My thoughts were always with our vulnerable electorate, with the poll workers and custodians who would have been tasked to ensure safe conditions for voters in the many schools slated to be used as polling stations, of the many individuals who would have chosen to forfeit voting on December 20 for health security just a few days before the holidays, and for our democracy.
When it is deemed safe to proceed with English school board elections, I hope the turnout will be impressive and that our community will show their support for our right to vote and for school boards.