Last night I learned from one of my obedience classmates that she was in our Old Town Plaza registering voters last weekend. The local gendarme made her leave because the voter registrars did not have a permit to use the plaza. Now the homeless folks sleep on the benches in the plaza, and panhandlers follow people around in the plaza, tourists wander open-mouthed through the plaza, and I’m pretty sure none of them has a permit. However, to provide people with an opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote, you must have a permit — for which there is a charge, and paperwork. Alas!