Only 23% percent of registered voters in Los Angeles cast ballots in last year's mayoral election, prompting suggested solutions from an array of civic leaders. On Tuesday, turnout in a special school board election fell below 10%, according to preliminary numbers.
With record low turnouts in city elections, the second largest U.S. city is considering luring voters to the polls with cash prizes.
Considered is the possibly of a lottery type incentive to get voters to the polls. with possible prizes of $25,000 to $50,000.
Will the next step be buying votes -- giving smaller amounts of cash to each voter?