A citizen’s vote should always count

From: Shirley Ison


The Republic’s issue on Feb. 16 included an article about a dead-voter bill. Several years ago my late husband was at our home. He was in a hospital bed. I had to make a quick trip to the store. While I was gone, two people came on in and took his voting ballot. One was a witness to his voting choice, absentee, ballot-wise.

If his vote had been thrown out, if he had died in that timeframe, I would have seen it as offensive. If a citizen votes, witnessed to be of understanding and passes away, indeed the vote should be counted. Call it Armond’s Absentee Law.