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   New York City - Repeal Proportional Representation

ELECTION INFORMATION

Container

Proportional Representation

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

11/30/1946 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/4/1947 6:00 am

Polls Close

11/4/1947 7:00 pm

Term Starts

1/1/1948 12:00 pm

Term Ends

1/1/9999 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 10/4/2004, Updated 10/4/2004

Table

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PREVIOUS ELECTION

 

Election date

11/3/1936

Term

1937-1947

Winner

Yes

Party

YES

Votes

923,186

Percent

62.45%


NEXT ELECTION

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NARRATIVE

After ten years of having a city council elected by Proportional Representation, NYC voters decided to repeal this practice, opting instead for councilmanic districts, which were drawn up in time for the 1949 election. A "Yes" vote supports the repeal.


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MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)

935,222
61.47%

 

No
(NO)

586,170
38.53%

 

Source for election returns: http://www.panix.com/~danielc/nyc/legis.htm


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