You Don't Have to be a Parent to Vote on May 15

Please, let's get out there and vote your conscience.

I'm hoping that everyone, including senior citizens, parents, unmarried citizens, and married people with no children come out to the polls on May 15 to vote on the budget. 

It matters that you care enough to vote your conscience whether for or against the proposed budget. Some people think it's too high and some too low! What is important is you go to the polls and vote!!

It's becoming too common that the citizens of Brookfield don't bother to go to the polls and vote... There is no excuse for not voting for any referendum or election. Please, let's get out there and vote your conscience on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

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David Propper May 08, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Sandra, you are correct. Our goal should be 100% turnout. It's fast, it's convenient, and it is the right thing to do.
Steven DeVaux May 08, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Sandra, There's nothing wrong with a peaceful boycott of the polls. In fact "None of the above" should be an option on every ballot or referendum. It represents a state of conscience.
Chris Scott May 08, 2012 at 05:00 PM
"Moral nihilism, also known as ethical nihilism, is the meta-ethical view that morality does not exist as something inherent to objective reality; therefore no action is necessarily preferable to any other." ~wikipedia I disagree that a "None of the above" approach leads to the best inclusive and responsive government. In comparison to the nihilists out there I agree with Sandra here and Laura Orban in her post, the right thing to do is get out and vote. http://brookfield.patch.com/blog_posts/parents-will-you-vote-anyone-anyone#video-9819470
Steven DeVaux May 09, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Freedom is about unencumbered choice. Not voting is one of those choices.
Marissa May 12, 2012 at 02:30 AM
While I understand that voting is a choice, I think it is important for people to recognize that if they have an opinion on either side of the issues (being voted upon) it is important for them to make it a point to vote. The vote should be a true reflection of the opinions of the town. If someone really has no opinion one way or the other, then I understand choosing not to vote. I guess the question is why do they have a mediocre view of our town's referendum and election questions? Voting does impact all of us to some degree. I just hope that the voters of Brookfield will evaluate how voting (or not voting) could impact them, and make choices in the best interest of the town as a whole.


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