Can't get people interested in the political process because it's driven by big moneyed interests, and you want to find a way? Apparently the people of Arizona have engaged a consultant: Harrah's. Or maybe it's Trump Atlantic City.
So, the "voter lottery" would give one citizen a cool million just for voting.
Now, let's look at this in it's most basic terms. Voting is both a right and responsibility. As citizens, we choose our governors: this is a right of citizenship. The corresponding responsibility is to choose wise and virtuous leaders; to make educated voting decisions: this is our responsibility.
The proposal set for a vote this November trivializes this remarkably important aspect of civic duty to a virtual game of chance. I'm not surprised, however. There is an overwhelming sense of entitlement (just check out the comments of Mark Osterloh in the article, if you don't believe me), and a great book on the topic is Something For Nothing by Brian Tracy. Better yet, read that.
May an epidemic outbreak of common sense strike the people of Arizona and may they roundly reject such folly come November 7.