Political Bites : When Should We Hold City and School Elections?

Election count

Should city and school elections be held separately from the partisan November elections?

No.  The cost of having an election is relatively high.  Requiring material to be sent out via mail, assembling volunteers at each polling place and tallying up the votes.  Having a second election in essence doubles this cost.  Additionally, turn out rates tend to be much higher during partisan November elections.  With already abysmally low voter turn out rates why would we want to do something that we know isn’t effective?