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Tiverton Councilor: Stop Straight-Ticket Voting

A state Senate committee last week held a hearing on a bill that would eliminate the system.

Joan Chabot. Credit: Town of Tiverton
Joan Chabot. Credit: Town of Tiverton
Tiverton Town Councilor Joan Chabot wants to end straight-ticket voting.

The system allows voters to make a single mark on a ballot for all the candidates of a single party.

A state Senate committee last week held a hearing on a bill that would eliminate the system, according to the Associated Press.

‘‘We would like to see people take the time and actually make a decision for each of the races,’’ Chabot told the committee, according to the AP.

Rhode Island is one of about a dozen states that have straight-ticket voting.

Read the full AP report
Just Another Taxpayer April 16, 2014 at 09:18 AM
Joe your false sense of caring for children is repulsive. You only care about yourself.
OldTownie April 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Wrong Joe. In 2011, Williams claimed she had been the victim of voter fraud in 2006. The RI State police contacted her and she declined to elaborate. Also in 2011 Metts told a story in which 100's of constituents had complained about voter fraud over the years, when asked to give specifics, he declined.
OldTownie April 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Now please explain how straight party voting encourages voter fraud.....

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