, Derry, New Hampshire

February 21, 2013

Letters to the editor

Derry News

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get out to vote

To the editor:

Many of you must see notices of the “Supervisor of the Checklist Sessions” and wonder what it is all about. We, the supervisors, manage the list of active registered voters for the town of Derry, register voters at sessions and at the polls, make all the changes and corrections to a voter’s record that they request and perform any other function that is mandated by state law.

You can register to vote or request changes to your voter record every day that the town clerk’s office is open. By law, we have sessions of the supervisors and you can come in then to our office, Room 104 of the Town Hall, and register or request changes. Currently, we will be having a session on Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Of course, if there is a large turnout we will stay later. With the numerous hours that the town clerk is open, we find that most people register with them and then we enter the records and changes.

I’ve said this before and I will again: We have a right to vote in America. This is a privilege that many others don’t have. Please register and vote. Also keep in mind that this is your town and school election coming up on March 12, which directly affects your property taxes. Usually 10 percent to 15 percent come out to vote. Currently there are 20,201 active registered voters in Derry. Let’s try to beat that percentage this year!

Renee Routhier

Supervisor of the Checklist