September 25, 2022
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Voting restrictions


To the Editor:

I’ve been following with interest (maybe some of you, too) how several states have been passing legislation that strips away many of the voting rights enjoyed in recent elections.

One question keeps coming up in my thoughts. How are these new restrictions going to affect our many disabled veterans who enjoyed these easier ways to cast their ballots?

Be they amputees, bound to a wheelchair for the rest of their lives; had they lost an eye or the ability to hear properly, some of their mental facilities or the ability to speak, etc., they were fighting for our democracy and the right to vote. So many of these heroes gave us so much. Why are we making it harder for them to vote? Don’t we owe them something special?

George Hayner