The news came out about a week ago, that DC was considering moving to voting centers for the special election in April. Since there, there’s been a lot to say on both sides of the issue, and some excellent points made by both sides about what it would mean to cut the budget for elections in the city.
Some have said that cutting back on voting is cutting back on government legitimacy. If this new plan to move to voting centers dramatically alters the turnout of an election, or if the placement of the polls is such that prevents people from attending, I might agree with that contention. Instead, it seems to be a way to increase turnout while also lowering costs.