Can Angelenos be Lured to the Voting Booth?

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Eric Garcetti was elected Mayor of LA by 6% of the people who live in the city. That’s because so few people register and so few of those who register actually vote. Next month, those who bother to show up will be asked if they’d rather vote for city offices and seats on the school board in statewide or presidential years, instead of off years like this one. Would simultaneous elections increase the turnout—or make local jobs seem less important than ever?

Also, how do residents feel about local routes for high speed rail?

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Warren Olney


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