With supporters hoping to boost voter participation, an initiative filed Monday for the state's November election would provide $1 million to one randomly chosen Arizona voter just for casting a ballot.
Increasing the number of ballots cast would produce more moderate electorate that is more prone to elect officeholders willing to address the concerns of most Arizonans, a key supporter said.
"We want to make sure that we get everybody voting so we get truly representative government. If people don't vote, they don't get represented," said Dr. Mark Osterloh, a Tucson ophthalmologist and political activist who headed and bankrolled the initiative campaign.
Osterloh and other supporters submitted petitions bearing what they said were 185,903 signatures of registered voters, well over the 122,612 required ...
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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