Marnie Webb says that steps to make voting simpler are understandable but miss one important truth: Democracy is hard work.
My entire voting life has been spent in California. Our legislative process has given me reams of paper to sort through. I haven’t always done it well. Or at all.
My wife, a local high school teacher, brings home her students complaints about voting: the ballot is written with words I don’t use, how do I trust any of this information And the most damning: This is boring and doesn’t fit into my life, with my need to make money, translate for my parents, graduate. They want a simpler and more straightforward way to exercise their franchise, something clear-cut and easy to navigate.
A month ago, I agreed.