LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Running for office is a fundamental right

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To the Editor:

The right to run for office is fundamental Constitutional right. The new Indiana law states that party affiliation is to be determined by which party they voted for in the last two primary elections or an OK from their party’s county chair to be placed on the ballot. The government should have the burden of proof in order to disqualify a person. The county chair can rectify this allocation before the hearing even begins.

One of the biggest flaws is that the State of Indiana is not maintaining voter records as they should, thus putting candidates at a distinct disadvantage. If you are thinking about running, please go and get your voting records now.

Qualified candidates were kept from participating in this year’s primary.

Martha Vail

Former Hancock County Council at large

Charlottesville, IN