Its no surprise an attempt to maintain the purity of the voting pool in Cape Vincent is going nowhere...The Town Board had sought to make voters show ID with a Cape address to vote in this year's municipal elections. The idea was to combat what some see as undo meddling in town affairs by seasonal residents who are registering to vote in Jefferson County perhaps in hopes of electing anti wind board members.
The resolution passed by the board never really had the force of law, but was more an effort to publicize the registrations in hopes of making the election an us against them vote.
Election officials and now Attorney General Schneiderman have dismissed the effort as something the Town cannot do.
However, those who want pro-wind board members so that local property owners can cash out have raised an issue. They can use that issue to perhaps stimulate turnout of their flock. In that sense the board's resolution accomplished its goal.
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