We share the concerns of good-government group Citizens Union that not enough people participate in municipal elections. But the organization’s latest prescription to help would do more harm than good.
Citizens Union on Monday released a report calling on the city to change its schedule for municipal elections so they would align with those for state and federal offices. In other words, to go from odd-numbered years to even-numbered ones. That would mean voting for mayor, City Council, public advocate, district attorney and other offices the same years you vote for Congress and the state Legislature. And possibly even for president.