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.