On Monday, the city's Charter Revision Commission took another step toward the biggest change in municipal elections in over a decade. By a vote of 8-2, the commission moved to place a measure on the November ballot asking voters whether New York City should scrap its system of party primaries for municipal offices. Replacing the primaries, starting in 2009, would be one general election, with candidates allowed to list a party affiliation, and a runoff between the... More >>>
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Commission's Gartner: "a great opportunity for black, Latino, and Asian American voters"