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Be safe; vote absentee

The writer is a member of the Brattleboro Board of Civil Authority.

Being a good citizen means many things, including exercising the right to vote. But in this time of a health crisis some folks feel that there’s a problem when they, like me, have a compromised health condition or don’t want to put others at risk.

Do the right thing! Stay safe and vote absentee.

All you need to do is request a ballot online at or call your town clerk’s office.

Shortly after you make the request, you’ll get in the mail three ballots, one for each major political party, but you can only vote one of them. Be sure to vote the ballot of the party you prefer and follow the instructions for returning the three ballots.

Please don’t forget to sign the envelope with the voted ballot so your votes will be counted.

Be safe; vote absentee.

Dick Cooke

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Originally published in The Commons issue #572 (Wednesday, July 29, 2020). This story appeared on page B1.

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