Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Staten Island Independence Party Chair Sarah Lyons Supports Nonpartisan Elections, Charter Revision Hearing 8.2.10
Sarah Lyons, Chair of Staten Island Independence Party testifies before the NYC Charter Revision Commission in favor of nonpartisan elections, noting that special elections, which are nonpartisan in New York City, are known for higher voter turnout. There are increased numbers of unaffiliated and Independence Party registrants. Instant Runoff Voting has to do with what voters do in the voting booth, nonpartisan elections gives more voters the right to vote in the decisive round of voting.