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Staunton City Council elections Tuesday … what if there were purple fingers?

Staunton 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Purple fingers, similar to “I voted” stickers in America, are proudly displayed in Afghanistan during elections where voters often risk their lives to exercise the freedom of casting a vote.  Staunton City Council elections are Tuesday. There are eight candidates running for three seats. The Staunton News Leader reports that there have been very low turnouts in past years.  What if voters’ fingers were stained purple to show who voted?

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