More voters should decide election

The Glendale Municipal Election is April 2, and if we experience another poor voter turnout, 25,000 people, or just 16.5% of the potential voters, will elect important city officials.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 151,391 Glendale residents over 19, and our city website shows that 92,544, or 61%, are registered voters. Of this number, less than 25,000 people vote. A handful of residents decides City Council members, school board members and ballot measures. In this environment, it is too easy for special-interest groups to sway the election.

March 18 is the voter registration deadline for the April 2 election. I urge everyone who is eligible to register and to vote.

Sharon Collins

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