To the Editor:

Oct 302003

In your Our View (“New change should give people one less reason

not to vote,” Oct.29) you reported that Larimer County has reduced

the number of voting centers to 22. This represents a 75-percent

reduction in the number of voting centers over last year.

Under the previous system there was a polling place in each

precinct. This ensured that everyone’s voting center was within

walking distance of their residence. Under the new system there are

only a handful of voting centers inside of Fort Collins city

limits. The mere fact that I can attend any one of the remaining

voting centers does not make voting more convenient. I predict that

this new arrangement will reduce voter turnout, not increase it as

you have implied.

Brian Depew

Graduate Student





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