Sullivan: I’m a registered Democrat, but poll worker had me vote only for Republicans

To the Editor:

Today (June 4) I went to vote.  I received a sample ballot in mail.  So I went to Scots American club waited my turn and was told to go to another table because they were doing two districts there. Well, my district only had a Spanish-speaking woman who did not speak English and there was no interpreter.

She handed me a pink slip to sign so I could vote. So I went along and signed it. When I went into the booth, only Republican nominees were shown on the screen to vote for. So I voted Republican.

Thing is, I’m a registered Democrat.

So walking away, some lady from other district said they gave me wrong slip to sign by mistake. She was supposed to hand me a white paper to sign instead of pink. And now I understand the unaffiliated thing. Voting isn’t private any more.

I can only vote for the Democratic side not any Republican. So they screwed up.

So now I’m a believer the American voting process is half broken. It gets to confusing just to go vote. The system needs fixing. But probably not in my lifetime.

I’m 62 and disabled and was a federal employee for Postal Service for 30 years.

Donald Sullivan
Kearny

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.