What are we voting for?

Published: Sunday, Jun. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 9, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Re "An election not to remember" (Editorial, June 5): Let's try this scenario. "Gee, honey, let's get up this morning and go vote for the state Board of Equalization." "OK. What do they do?" "Not sure." "Well, then let's definitely be sure to vote for the state controller." "OK. What do they do?" "Well, it's something about money." "Isn't that what the state treasurer does?" "Yeah, sure, it's about money." "Well, there's the Lieutenant Governor." "Isn't that a laughingstock office?" "Maybe, but there are also water districts." "Aren't there a lot of them?" "Yes." "So how could I know what they do?" "Good question, ask your high school teacher. They can't answer."

Voters are not stupid. They don't want to be forced into voting for offices that are ministerial and do things most voters would be hard pressed to understand. Real reform is needed.

-- Deborah Seiler, Sacramento

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