Recently the three-member Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration heard opinions about but declined to take up a proposal by the local Democratic Party to allow Sunday voting.
The motion was made but died for lack of a second.
Since that discussion, there have been heated letters for and against the proposal.
We agree with the Board's action. We feel that there are many methods available to folks in Rockdale County who wish to vote. We see no need to add on tax-payer expense in order for people who do not wish to take the time or put any reasonable effort into taking advantage of the many different opportunities to vote during the week.
This whole attempt seemed like no more than a political ploy.
If you wish to truly make a difference in our community, take the time to go vote. You can do it now by going in person to 1400 Parker Road between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday until Oct. 31. There will even be Saturday voting on Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Or you can request a mail-in absentee ballot. Or you can do it on Election Day, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at your local polling location (you can check your polling location by calling the Rockdale Voter Registration office at 770-278-7333 or go to the "My Voter Page" website at mvp.sos.ga.gov.).
Either way it will only take a few minutes of your time, and that time spent will go a long way in preserving your right to insure you m will always have that right to cast your ballot, but just not on Sunday.