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Local elections: New York politicians say ‘no’ to moving town, county contests to even years

Local elections will not be moving to even-numbered years.

A bill was proposed, which would move local elections outside of New York City to even-numbered years to bolster turnout.

If approved local elections in New York State would have aligned with gubernatorial and presidential elections.


Now though, the bill proposed by Democrats, has been universally shot down. Both Democrats and Republicans expressed issues with the measure.

Some lawmakers claimed that moving local elections to even years would prevent voters from taking local issues seriously.

However, turnout in so-called ‘odd’ election years suffer from abysmal turnout by comparison.

Some lawmakers noted that the bill could see future action if it’s modified to address concerns.