I believe that an electorate that votes for candidates without knowing who they are or what they stand for is harmful to the democratic process of voting.

In the case of the current slate of candidates in the upcoming Burbank election, it is very difficult for voters to get pertinent information on the candidates such as their education, experience or their positions on important issues facing the city.

There was one public forum that received little publicity and the candidates' statements on the Burbank website are simply brief and idealistic requests for votes.

It is not surprising that the voter turnout in the city elections is so low. The quality of the candidates is often poor and the voters have little information.

Thomas Saito
Burbank