Submitted by Sam Romeo, Riverside. Romeo serves as the chair of the Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich, recently renamed “Greenwich Communities”
Many people in other parts of CT like to think of Greenwich as a place of expensive homes and those old “champagne tastes and caviar dreams.” But I want to tell you that our Registrar of Voters Fred DeCaro III puts his counterparts in other towns to shame in Terms of thinking out of the box to save taxpayers money, both before and during COVID.
Last December, Fred traveled to Bethlehem and then to Vernon, CT to pick up voting privacy booths which were being retired by other towns. These other towns were purchasing more compact models where voters stood closer together. Incredibly, four months later, those $4000 worth of privacy booths Fred got for free turned out to be just what the epidemiologist ordered, as we now have extra booths to better distance voters in our polling places.
And just this August, Fred was back on the road picking up another $3000 in gentlyused hand-me-downs from Windham, CT, to make certain that even with the extra people who vote in a Presidential election, Greenwich voters can vote safely and take their time in a sanitized and socially distant voting booth. For the cost of gas money, Fred increased the number of booths for Greenwich voters by 25%.
Thank you Fred DeCaro III. Once again you have my vote for Registrar of Voters.
(Greenwich has two elected Registrars of Voters. The current registrars are Republican, Fred DeCaro and Democrat, Mary Hegarty).
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