I campaigned on a commitment to good governance, and to me, part of good governance is making it easier for the public to participate in our democracy.
That's why I voted to move the Town's local elections from June of even-numbered years to coincide with the state primaries (recently moved to March), when many voters will already be going to the polls. Research has shown that our June elections received low turnout, while the state primaries receive higher turnout.
It is every American's job not just to exercise our sacred right to vote, but also to help others vote, and this is even more true of public officials. As an elected official, I see it as my duty to knock down the barriers that prevent people from voting, and the consolidation of our local elections with the state primary is a definite step in that direction.