I am concerned that it seems there is no minimum voter participation requirement in the state constitution/election law. In other words I am unaware if state law requires a minimum number of votes cast before an election is considered valid.
If this is true, then perhaps a minimum should be set, similar to a quorum requirement when voting in formal groups.
I bring this up because we have seen a reduction in voter participation. I feel once voter participation falls below some percentage, the election results no longer reflect the will of the people.
I don't know how one can say the will of the people is reflected in a 13.1% participation as did just occur in Los Angeles County.
Would the Assemblymember please consider establishing some minimum participation requirement?
I'm not sure what that minimum should be. I would say 51% but that seems a difficult number to obtain given voter #s currently.
Personally, I do not consider this election valid given the low participation, but it seems state law does not yet address this issue.
If it does, perhaps your office can point it out to me.
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Ms Schapiro, I request a five minute meeting with Assemblymember Levine to discuss making a motion in the CA Assembly for a vote of no confidence. I believe this to be necessary given the participation results of the current primary.
I anticipate a number of legal actions regarding this matter.
I am available to meet at his convenience any day, at any hour. I am based in the Lucas Valley, but can also meet in Sacramento or the Marin Civic Center.
415 317 4002
Update: David Curtis at approx 2:10pm PST today personally phoned Assemblymember Levine's San Rafael office to ask that he move for a vote of no confidence in the Assembly. Assemblymember Levine is in Sacramento on the House floor, but the House adjourned 7 minutes ago according to a post on Twitter:
The CA Assembly adjourned today in memory of Yuri Kochiyama. http://abc7ne.ws/1pbfmxy The civil rights activist died in her sleep in Berkeley."
Preliminary results of the 2014 CA Primary show 29% voter participation in Marin County. other Counties have much lower participation rates (13.1% in Los Angeles County). This should be considered a motion of no confidence in the CA Government at this time. A legitimate Government would allow a motion of no confidence once the results are certified in approximately one month. At the appropriate hour I will ask my elected representatives in both houses to enter a motion of no confidence.
The results of the 2014 Primary should be disregarded and a new election should be conducted with adequate participation to constitute even a simple majority will. -David Curtis