The primary election on May 18 will help to determine the officials who set our children’s educational policy, keep track of our court dates, maintain our township roads, supervise our local police, decide our zoning regulations, and staff our state courts. Probably fewer than a third of us will bother to vote, and we are still in some danger of contracting a deadly virus if we vote in person.
Given those facts, Carbon County should make voting as secure and as convenient as possible. Unfortunately, the county has provided zero drop boxes, and while you can turn in your mail-in ballots at the new Election Bureau location Center Avenue in Jim Thorpe during working hours, that location is not easily accessible for the handicapped.
I don’t think this is a case of voter suppression. It is a case of official indifference to the voters of Carbon County.