Commissioner Lynda Bell is an embarrassment. For her to say in the Dec. 15 article, Restore Sunday-before voting, I assume with a straight face, that “The problem wasn’t a problem of days” is simply outrageous.
For any person to say that having more early voting days wouldn’t have helped what the voters of Miami-Dade County just went through can’t be taken seriously. Not only should there be a push to return to at a minimum the 14 early voting days, but to include more sites to vote — something Comm. Bell admitted needed to be done.
But here’s one other recommendation that should be made: Stop printing ballots in multiple languages. That was just as confusing and time consuming as the number of words that was on the ballot. People who speak English as a second language should be made to request a ballot in their language and vote by mail.
If they choose to vote in person, then they should be advised that the ballot will be in English.
We have to get serious about voting and Comm. Bell’s comments say to me that some people are still not serious.
Edward Taylor, Miami
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