ERIC Number: ED085884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Community School Board Elections in New York City. A Report to the New York State Commissioner of Education.
Rubin, Max J.
Following reports of irregularities in the May 1973 school board elections of New York City, the New York Commissioner of Education asked the author to identify the difficulties encountered by the voters and candidates, on both election day and in the period for registration and nomination which preceded it, and to recommend such changes in the law and procedures as might be necessary to ensure orderly elections. The author held public hearings at which 68 witnesses testified and 1,971 pages of testimony were taken. The report presents an overview of the problem and then discusses recommendations; the most important one being, according to the author, to concentrate responsibility for the conduct of the electoral process in a separate independent agency. Other recommendations fall under the areas of registration, proportional representation, subdistricting, length and staggering of terms, eligibility, filling of vacancies, slates, petitions, and campaign expenditures. (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York