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AUGUST 16, 2011 Watertown Times Editorial

The illegal attempt by a three-member majority of the Cape Vincent Town Council to limit voting



The illegal attempt by a three-member majority of the Cape Vincent Town Council to limit voting is reminiscent of the literacy tests and poll taxes used to keep black people and other minorities from exercising their constitutional right to vote.

In a town bitterly divided over wind power, the three members of the board supporting a controversial wind-power development rammed through without any prior legal consultation a resolution requiring voters to show their state driver’s licenses with a Cape Vincent address to vote in next month’s primary and the Nov. 8 election. A provision permits election officials to waive the identification requirement for someone they know. The resolution is aimed at blocking seasonal residents from changing their addresses in order to have a voice in the dispute through the ballot.

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