Letter to Editor: John Vitkevich seeks write-in

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — John Vitkevich submitted the following letter to editor verbatim, asking residents to write in his name as tax collector during the Portsmouth Water and Fire District election on Wednesday. 

The election will be held Wednesday, June 13, at the district’s main office, 1944 East Main Road. The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. 

Running for the position of tax collector is incumbent Frederick W. Faerber III of 271 Sprague St.

Featured below is the letter to the editor verbatim. 

On June 13th 13,000 Portsmouth Water & Fire District Voters will have the unique opportunity to WRITE IN my name, JOHN VITKEVICH for TAX COLLECTOR. There are 13,000 of You 02871 Lovers!  I need YOUR  VOTES!

I did attempt to get my name on THE OFFICIAL BALLOT, officially. Due to a Staff Error I was given the wrong nomination form.

The 31 signatures I received were reviewed and approved for JOHN VITKEVICH  to be on the ballot.

Four of Six Members of the Portsmouth Water & Fire District Board VOTED to REJECT my Candidacy on May 15th.  It was their Staff Error.

An APPEAL to the RI Board of Elections, would be fruitless. PW&FD Do Not follow Title 17 Voter Rules. No Appeal is available at The Board of Elections. I considered Superior Court, that is very $$$.

I know it’s a lot to ask you to get into your car and dodge all the pot holes on that section of East Main RD  but you have from 7AM until 8PM.

If You Know Me, You Know My Efforts for 02871. This Board is responsible for the water system, maintenance, system expansion, water property tax and water rate pricing.  The PW&FD Administrative Board was set up in 1952, It Is 2018 this Board could use 3 NEW MEMBERS, Fresh Blood.

Now for those of you that know me as  JOHN VIT, WRITE IT IN.

It is about VOTER INTENTION. I am JOHN VITKEVICH and I am known as JOHN VIT. We BOTH get mail and we would both  appreciate Your VOTE on June 13, 2018. Please bring your Current Photo IDENTIFICATION between 7AM -8PM to the PW&FD Office to VOTE.

ANY QUESTIONS? johnvit@kw.com or 401 952 1953


Thank You,


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