New Study Highlights Costs, Impacts of Off-Year California Elections

by - October 10, 2013

A new report by the Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute released earlier this week finds that off-year municipal elections in many California cities result in higher per-voter costs and which could lead to a less-representative electorate. The Los Angeles Times has more: "Our analysis strongly suggests that holding local elections in odd years ... almost certainly skews the makeup of the electorate," said Michelle Romero, director of the group's Claiming our Democracy program. In addition, holding local elections separately from state and federal elections raises per-voter costs, the study found.

New Study Highlights Costs, Impacts of Off-Year California Elections - Election Academy

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