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Changing election dates is the first step to engaging voters
Changing election dates is the first step to engaging voters

At this point, it's not even a surprise anymore: A measly 10% or so of voters cast ballots in Tuesday's elections, which included half the seats on the City Council, several school board and community college board seats and two ballot measures. That's pathetic. But the good (though perhaps ironic) news is that the two citywide measures on the ballot were designed to address exactly this problem of low participation in elections — and they passed overwhelmingly. By moving L.A.'s elections to June and November of even-numbered years starting in 2020 — and thereby aligning them with higher-turnout state and national elections — Charter Amendments 1 and 2...

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