To the Editor:
Ridgefield disenfranchises nearly 1,000 residents while allowing non-resident property owners to vote in the town. This 4% of Ridgefield who are not citizens, and therefore cannot vote in town elections, pay the same taxes as every town member. They are left unrepresented in the political process: a process that determines who runs their children’s schools and their town’s budget. They are willing political participants whose voices are muted. As residents and taxpayers of Ridgefield, they should be able to vote in town elections and especially budget referenda.