Something wrong with voting logic
A front-page article in the Yuma Sun Nov. 25 described how Yuma County replaced 39 polling places with 11 voting centers, in the process saving the county "about $50,000." Yuma County officials were apologetic for the long voting delays but thought the "voting centers are a good concept, but they need refining."
Excuse me? You replace 39 voting stations with 11, and you think refinement will solve the problem? To paraphrase from the "Cool Hand Luke" movie, what we’ve got here is a failure to calculate.
The county needs to retain a consultant to work on the math issues here. A randomly selected third-grader from the nearest elementary school ought to be up to it.
Here’s an alternate solution: Find the sage individual responsible for the voting station reduction idea and invite them into the office of the county’s head bureaucrat. Serve that person coffee, chat about how nice the day is, etc. Then look them in the eye and say, "You’re fired!"
Eliminating the staff position will probably save the county "about $50,000" and we can go back to 39 voting stations. The long voting lines will disappear and the county still saves money. If in doubt, verify the logic with the third-grader.