A friend of mine has class during the hours of the election on June 5 and it brought to mind the idea of absentee ballots. I'm sure this is a luxury at this point and have been informed that the idea has been rejected due to voter fraud potential. As someone who has lived off of absentee ballots while living abroad and the convenience for ensuring higher voter turnout when left to voting over a period of time inlieu of a marked day; I would believe it beneficial to the CHCC election process to include an option of an absentee ballot for future elections.
Thanks for the note. One key mission of the newly formed council will be developing solutions that maximize involvement — an absentee concept fits right into this. I hope we'll also experiment with other ways to gauge citizen opinion that don't require attendance and traditional meetings — online polls when appropriate, street-corner tally boards just to try something new. Hope you'll keep pushing to help make this happen.