In continuing its partnership with City Fabrick to try and stimulate higher rates of voter turnouts in areas that have historically seen few people participate, the Long Beach City Clerk’s office accepted a portion of a grant last night that will help provide for additional coverage during the November elections.
In the weeks leading up to Tuesday's election, lots of people expressed frustration with the entire process. While it is true that national primaries may feel completely disconnected from the hearts and minds of many in our community, the participation in municipal elections remains absolutely critical. Here's why.
Voting is a civic responsibility that, on average, draws less than half the registered voters in an area out to have their voice recorded with the stamp of a pen. Perhaps it’s all the red tape involved with getting registered for the proper party to ensure your eligibility to vote, the constant deadlines or the fact that for some, voting is about as fun as going to the DMV. But what if voting was made fun?