KENNEBUNK — Lauren Sayle said she is a little bit upset with the current political environment. She reported to the polls at the Kennebunk Town Hall on Tuesday to vote in the presidential preference primary for the one candidate she believes can turn things around: Bernie Sanders.
“I just really align with his approach to making Medicare accessible to all,” said Sayle, as she stood on the top steps of Town Hall after casting her ballot. “I think he has a good shot running against our current president.”
Sayle, 27, has lived in Kennebunk for about a year. She works for a software engineering team based in Boston. She said the country needs a “drastic change from what we’ve been experiencing now.”
Sayle said she is aligned with Sanders’ economic policies, as well.
“I think we need to live in a country that’s equitable for more people rather than the one-percenters,” she said, using a term often applied to the wealthiest Americans.
For the other big decision of the day, Sayle voted “no” on the state referendum question regarding religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccination requirements. She said she thought the question was “confusingly worded,” so she “had to do a bit of research” before casting her vote.
“I guess I just see a community that’s rooted in science, and not in religious or moral compasses,” she said. “We’re a modern society. We should be basing our vaccination choices off of science, and not off of religion, and keeping all children in our community safe.”