Here’s a crazy idea…

To get people to vote, make a lottery to have a place named after them.

Once again we hear everywhere the lament: “Voter turnout too low.”

A crazy idea has been fermenting in my noggin for years.

The people need an incentive to show up to vote, say for instance a chance to have their name (registered voter card or separate entry form) entered after they vote for a chance to have a street, park, school or other public building in their municipality named after them. (Yours truly naturally ineligible).

I know, crazy. And there is probably some silly electoral bylaw or other rule against it.

 

H. Torenbeek

Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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