For those concerned about where responsibility resides for the low turnout in the recent Burbank election, there is only one place to look — all the voters who didn’t vote. Speaking for myself as a Burbank citizen, shame on them (“Election turnout hits a new low,” Feb. 26).
The city of Burbank has made it as simple and convenient as possible to vote by introducing the all mail-in ballot. People in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya are risking their lives to claim their freedom. Having to put a stamp on a ballot is such a crushing burden it prevents you from voting?
The city clerk has implemented an extensive get-out-the-vote campaign with marketing in all sorts of creative places. Banners, signs and notices with the deadline are everywhere. If you can remember to pay your bills and file your tax return on time, you can remember to vote.