Letters to the Editor

June 3, 2014

Overstaffed polling locations

Re "Today, let your voice be heard" (Page A1, June 3): I have enjoyed voting in person, at a local precinct, for the past 30 years. However, I just don't understand why the process is so inefficient and a waste of taxpayer funds.

First, there are simply too many precincts, especially for a non-presidential primary election. It has been obvious for weeks that voter turnout, unfortunately, was going to be very low. Secondly, why were there six precinct workers from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.? When I voted at 7:30 p.m. there had been a total of only 22 registered voters that had voted. Seriously, only 22 for the past 12+ hours.

While government can occasionally be efficient, it often isn't. The election process needs some serious cost-cutting and efficiency analysis. Hello, Placer County of Elections office and California Secretary of State office, are you listening?

-- David Long, Rocklin

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