30 July 2003

What if voting bought you a chance to become a millionaire?

A gentleman from Tucson has a novel idea to increase voter participation.
Mark Osterloh, a promoter of several past voter initiatives, plans to file paperwork in Phoenix today for an initiative called the Arizona Voter Reward Act.

It would give everyone who votes in state or federal elections a chance to win $1 million in special drawings held every two years.

The prize money would come from lottery revenues and private donations, and the program would be administered by the Arizona Lottery.


This is a bad idea.

If anything voters should be fined for not voting.

What quality of voters will we get? Just go in and vote, vote your straight party line, vote ever other one, just vote to get a shot at the money.

This is anything but a responsible action in my opinion.