“Report: NY can boost voter turnout with this single change”


Could New York City’s notoriously low voter turnout just be a scheduling snafu?

That’s the argument in a new report from Citizens Union to be released on Friday. The nonpartisan good government group examined how holding local elections in the same year as state or federal races boosted participation rates in other U.S. cities by as much as 460%.

Currently, New York City holds its local elections in odd-numbered years, and state and federal races in even-numbered years.

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