Sunday, September 15, 2013
Let's make a deal. Move the KHS $138 Million Bond Issue vote to the regular Election Day, Nov.5th.
Let's make a deal. Move the KHS $138 Million Bond Issue vote to the regular Election Day, Nov.5th, and we the taxpayers will be less cynical and we may vote Yes. What is cynicism? It is the distrust of the motives of others. We will request by letter and / or petition that the Kingston School Board move the vote on this single issue from December 10th to the regular November 5th Election Day. This move of the vote day will save the district $15,000, since the Ulster County Board of Elections conducts the Nov.5th vote. Also, the Nov.5th vote would dramatically increase voter participation on this issue. Finally, the Nov.5th vote would reduce local voter cynicism for the scheduling the bond vote for Dec.10th, which is 2 weeks before Christmas, when many local taxpayers have already left for Florida. Right now, the scheduling of the bond vote for Dec.10th appears to be motivated by "voter suppression", ie. more YES votes than NO votes will come out on Dec.10th. Kingston School Board, let's do the right thing and move the bond issue vote from Dec.10th to Nov.5th. If anyone is interested in helping by carrying a one-page 25 signature petition asking the school board to move this vote, please contact me.