Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Voters rolls are up

New voters are flooding local election offices with paperwork, registering in significantly higher numbers than four years ago as attention to the presidential election runs high and an array of activist groups recruit would-be voters who could prove critical come Nov. 2.

Cleveland has seen nearly twice as many new voters register so far as compared with 2000; Philadelphia is having its biggest boom in new voters in 20 years; and counties are bringing in temporary workers and employees from other agencies to help process all the new registration forms.

This is a great thing. The more people who vote, the better it is to know how the country stands as a whole.

Let's just hope there isn't too much of this going on.