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A simple fix for L.A.'s voter turnout problem
A simple fix for L.A.'s voter turnout problem

When fewer than 1 in 4 registered Los Angeles voters bothered to cast a ballot for a new mayor last year, it set off a round of soul-searching among city officials and political experts. Why were voters so disengaged? What would make them show up at the polls? What does it say about the nature of our democracy if the city's leaders are selected by only a small fraction of eligible voters while the rest stay at home? Seeking answers, city officials established the Municipal Elections Reform Commission, which eight months later offered some 30 ideas to make voting more convenient, improve outreach and help foster a culture of voting. But the commission's primary recommendation...

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