NY Village Gets New Voting Rules to Aid Hispanics

Jim Fitzgerald, Google News, November 7, 2009

A federal judge is imposing an unusual election system on a New York village after finding the existing system was unfair to Hispanics.

Under the new system, residents may cast as many as six votes for one candidate.

The ruling could mean that the village of Port Chester, 25 miles northeast of New York City, will have trustee elections next year for the first time since 2006.

{snip} A voter could cast six votes for one candidate, one for each of six candidates or any other combination.



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