Does New London Need More Polling Places?

A New London committee supports more polling places in town. Do you?

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
If the City Council's Public Welfare Committee gets its wish, New London will see double the number of polling places, from three to six.

The council unanimously lent its support to the increase in polling places at its Wednesday, June 11, meeting, according to The Day. The City Council will review the proposal at its next meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Council Chambers, 181 State St.

Why the Committee Supports More Polls
  • Easier voter participation
  • Increased accessibility to polling places
  • Easier for people to walk to the polls

Three residents spoke against the increase in polling locations, saying they thought it was too expensive and an administrative avoidance tactic, The Day reports.

What do you think? Do you support an increase in polling places in town? Do you think more people will come out and vote?
Greg Bryant June 13, 2014 at 09:58 AM
This is a joke. First off the number of districts was changed from 6 to 3 not too long ago as a cost savings measure. The administration should be the driving force behind opposing this because the administration has been beating the "CITY IS BROKE" drum for some time, has New London come into money all of a sudden or were the cries of being broke just lies? Does anyone have a voting result tally from the time before and after the change from 6 districts to 3 districts so that a statistical analysis can be done to show if there was any decline in voter turnout as a result of going to 3 districts? The problem again is that the city elected leadership is shooting from the hip without any research or facts to support their position. Why is that? I think it is because the facts do not support the move to increase the number of districts. The PATCH writer should have done all that prior to publishing this story.


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