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  New York City - Repeal Proportional Representation
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Parents > United States > New York > New York City > Propositions > Proportional Representation
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline 00, 1947 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 04, 1947 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 04, 1947 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 1948 - 12:00pm
Term End January 01, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 65.11% Registered 20.41% Total Population
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Last Modifiednystate63 October 04, 2004 10:58am
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Description 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.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyYES Won11/03/1936
Name Yes Votes923,186 (62.45%)
Term01/01/1937 - 12/31/1947 Margin368,059 (+24.90%)
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Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
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Uncertified Votes935,222 (61.47%) 586,170 (38.53%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -349,052 (-22.94%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D William O'Dwyer
R Robert Moses
  New York Times
  New York Daily News
Laf-W Craverguy
  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
R Genevieve Earle
R Stanley M. Isaacs
  New York Post
 


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