Largest poll response ever tells Lyons to resign

Readers say drunk driving County Commissioner Lyons must go

Largest poll response ever  – and they’re still voting

By Walter Brooks

In the largest poll response ever received by Cape Cod Today, 71% of our readers have called on County Commissioner Sheila Lyons to resign following her November 20th arrest for operating under the influence.  Lyons subsequently admitted sufficient facts on the OUI charge. Like most first offenders, she received a continuance without a finding along with a 45 day license loss and an assessment for various court fees.

Vote in our Poll: Should Commissioner Sheila Lyons resign after her OUI arrest?While Lyons received support in letters to the editor, a Cape Cod Today poll posted November 27th – and still being voted by our readers – shows 71% of over 1,300 readers felt Lyons should resign following her OUI arrest.  25% felt she should remain in office, 3% were undecided and 1% had no opinion.

(Data sampled at 3p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2013)

The “Should Sheila Lyons resign?” poll received the highest response of any Cape Cod Today poll since 1997. 

The poll, posted November 27th, is still receiving votes every day.

Cape Cod Today invites Ms. Lyons to submit an op-ed responding to our readers’ concern and laying out the case on why she should remain in office.  As with all Op-Ed’s, her statement will be published verbatim. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on