In his Nov. 10 letter about ensuring voter confidence in the election process, Dennis Melamed stated that “we should fund the mechanics of an election properly.” I fully agree, and I have a suggestion for funding.
Each organization or individual who pays for a political ad in any media should donate one cent of every dollar spent to a central fund that would be used to support “the mechanics of an election.” The money could be distributed based on the number of registered voters in various jurisdictions (state, county, etc.), and it could be used to purchase voting machines, hire workers and so on. Such a system would allow all candidates to support the election process without having input in the process itself.
Stephen Marschall, Burke