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Six steps to fix L.A.'s depressing voter turnout
Six steps to fix L.A.'s depressing voter turnout

With another grim election day for voter turnout, experts have talked about ways to get more people to participate. Here are some ideas: CHANGING ELECTION DATES: This is a change voters on Tuesday actually made. Charter Amendments 1 and 2, which would move L.A. elections from odd to even-numbered years to coincide with presidential and gubernatorial election cycles. Some believe L.A.'s odd-year elections depress turnout. MORE THAN ONE ELECTION DAY: Some propose expanding early voting and creating dispersed "community voting centers" to replace assigned polling places. Also: doing more to target outreach to ethnic communities where voting levels are particularly low. ...

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