LA Panel Recommends Chance At Cash Prize To Boost Voter Turnout

CHEVIOT HILLS ( — Los Angeles city officials Thursday are considering the idea of a big cash lottery prize as a way to boost voter turnout.

In an effort to get more people to vote, the city ethics commission is recommending that the City Council consider offering a cash lottery prize to voters.

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan spoke with a member of the city ethics commission about the panel’s recommendation.

“Anyone who votes is eligible to win a certain percentage of money,” said Jessica Levinson, ethics commissioner. “I mean, maybe its $25,000; its up to $100,000.”

Some critics, however, believe a voter lottery is not the answer, due to the idea of bribery and people voting for the sake of winning a prize.



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