Election Reform

In New York, a constitutional amendment is needed if reform is to be achieved.Ā  One model for an alternative approach has been proposed by theĀ Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University.Ā  If adopted, it would create a nonpartisan state election commission and the post of independent chief state elections officer, acceptable to all parties but not representative of any one of them, to oversee and manage elections.

ā€¢ This would get the parties out of managing elections, eliminate patronage and waste, and empower a leader who would be responsible for election management.