Franklin County: Board of Education Election Law Change!

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Nextdoor Source: Written By Frank Winstead The Franklin Times [12-21-2023] buried some important Board of Education election info on page 3A. Due to a change in state law (May 2023), voters will decide the Nonpartisan Board of Education winners in the November General Election instead in the March [Partisan] Primary Election. Underappreciated Franklin Times reporter Carey Johnson seems to have a scoop on this. I see the following effects of this change: More voters will actually have a say in picking the winner because more people vote in the General Election than in the Primary Election. Most voters in Franklin County are registered Unaffiliated. They don't have much motivation to vote in nonpartisan races held during a partisan primary. So, now the bulk of the County's voters will actually be…
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