Editor:


On April 8, former mayor and governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, now running for the U.S. Senate, wrote an article for the Washington Post advocating for making it possible for all United States voters to submit their ballots by mail.


In the article, he pointed out both the economy and the safety of paper ballots, as well as how this method permits voters disenfranchised of the opportunity to vote by the constraints of their employment, their locations, and other personal limiting factors.


Mr. Hickenlooper stated, “In the first year we started mailing out ballots, turnout for unlikely voters went up by 20 percent. In the 2016 election, 93 percent of Colorado voters chose to mail in their ballots.”


Surely if behooves our governing bodies to make it possible for every citizen to be able to exercise their constitutional right by removing barriers to making their voices heard.


Marilyn Chapman, Sparta