Even though April’s town election in Middleboro will be rather lackluster, selectmen didn’t lose sight of an American ideal and unanimously supported the right to vote.
There are no contested races in April’s election, and closing the polls early could save taxpayers $3,000.
But Selectman John Knowlton vigorously opposed curbing the voting hours saying he didn’t want to infringe on anyone’s right to vote.
Selectman Allin Frawley also tossed out the chance to save money when it comes to voting: “People die all around the world for the right to vote, I don’t think we should be making the hours shorter, we should be extending them,” Frawley said.
The polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and one seat on the Finance Committee is up for grabs. Town Clerk Allison Ferreira encourages any interested resident to consider a sticker campaign to fill the seat.