Saturday, April 10, 2010

Will NYC Get to Vote on Nonpartisan Elections?

As some of us in NYC are aware, the Charter Revision Commission public hearings are underway (see Lenora Fulani and Harry Kresky on VIDEO). My colleague Brian Puertas has written a piece on The Delibero "Will Reform Come to NYC?":
One cutting edge structural reform that will be hotly discussed at these hearings is Nonpartisan Municipal Elections. Instead of having Democratic and Republican party primary elections, in a nonpartisan system there would be one primary that all of the candidates run in, regardless of party affiliation. Everyone gets to vote for whoever they like, and the top two vote getters go on to the November election. This is a system that is used in 85% of U.S. cities. In fact, New York City is one of the only major metropolises that does not use this system.
Continue reading here.

Oh, and be sure to take a look at a new centrist blog with an ambitious reform and grassroots organizing plan, CenterMovement.org --they run Hankster posts regularly! Thanks, CM!

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