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April 21, 2015

Los Angeles Group Offers $25,000 Cash Prize to Boost Voter Turnout

A Los Angeles nonprofit working to improve voter turnout for an upcoming Board of Education election is offering a $25,000 cash prize, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project seeks to increase turnout in a majority Latino district, where less than 12 percent of voters turned out for the March primary.

Though the group has never offered cash incentives before, it tried another tactic to get people in four Southwestern states to turn out for the 2004 presidential election: Those who recruited four others to vote were eligible to enter a drawing for a new car.