For low turnout voting, cut back on poll sites


Isn’t there anyone with in government with a little common sense when it comes to cutting spending?

Run-off elections are necessary when no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. Even though voter turnout is often low in the runoff, it seems that the number of polling stations is the same and that they are fully staffed.

This is wasteful; money could be saved by combining polling places in the runoff.

Some voters would surely complain about the inconvenience or lack of knowledge about the change.

But with notices and publicity, motivated voters could make the effort to locate the proper polling place and vote.

Diane McCutchen
Peachtree City, Ga.