Friday, June 02, 2006

Million buck voting prize a good idea for Arizona

TUCSON -- A Tucson doctor is pushing a ballot initiative to reward voters with a grand prize.

It works like this: the Voter Rewards Initiative sets up drawings every two years. Anyone who votes in the general election or primaries is automatically entered into a drawing for a million dollars. The money comes from the unclaimed prize fund of the Arizona lottery.

This is a good idea to increase voter turnout. It'll be interesting to see who comes out against it -- the forces that want to keep voting down.

If it gets on the ballot it'll pass.

3 comments:

shrimplate said...

Republicans will come out against it, and their stated reasons will all be real howlers.

They just don't want more people to vote.

It's kind of a thing with them.

sirocco said...

I am certainly not a Republican, and I am against it -- it smacks too much of paying people to vote.

People should want to vote because they want to exercise their right, not because they might hit the lottory payoff.

sirocco said...

I am certainly not a Republican, and I am against it -- it smacks too much of paying people to vote.

People should want to vote because they want to exercise their right, not because they might hit the lottory payoff.