Letters to the Editor

December 13, 2014 4:00 PM

The Conversation

Last month, voter turnout was the lowest on record in California. There are lots of theories, according to last Sunday’s editorial “California’s election check? It’s in the mail,” but no one knows why more than half of registered voters didn’t cast a ballot for or against multibillion-dollar issues and state and local candidates.Voting by mail is growing in popularity. Online voting seems the next logical step, but computer-security experts say today’s technology cannot prevent hackers from stealing an election. The incoming secretary of state promises to pull in 1 million new voters. So, what’s the answer? Our questions to readers were: How would you prefer to vote? At standard polling places with paper ballots, with mail-in ballots or online? Which method would increase voter turnout?

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