Letter to the Editor: Why Was the Voter’s Choice Act Even Necessary?

Published : Friday, October 26, 2018 | 9:15 AM

California Voter’s Choice Act is now a law. Why was this law even necessary? Apparently, there are people who don’t know they had to register or where they could register, nor did they know there was a deadline.

OH, okay I wasn’t aware it was that difficult. In fact, I find it difficult to believe. Here is a short list of locations where one can find applications:

  • The Post Office. Every time one changes their mailing address, a packet is delivered and it includes an application. If you haven’t moved recently, but still would like to register, you can pick up an application.
  • The DMV. When you apply/renew your driver’s license, your car or your California ID, they are more than happy to help you out.
  • The library.

Even when you go to the grocery store, there are people who spend hours outside the store, who are more than happy to help you register.

I did call the Secretary of State, and was transferred three (3) times. Did I get a real answer? NOPE. I did leave my number because I was told someone would call me back. I think “Adam” was just trying to get me off the phone.

Why do we need to help people who can’t follow direction, vote? If you don’t know how to use a calendar or don’t know what a deadline is or how it works, please do not vote. I can only assume that you know even less about the candidates or the ballot measures.

I just don’t get it.


Elizabeth Gail Boydston

Registered voter since 1987

Pasadena, CA

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