email to Michael Miller, assistant to Assemblymember Levine

Hi Michael,

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.

David Curtis

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