Wednesday, October 03, 2007

15 Organizations Urge Board to Select Ravitz Successor Openly, Carefully

As we've previously noted, the departure of Executive Director Ravitz from the New York City Board of Elections could hardly come at a more critical time. In the next year or so, a new Executive Director will need to oversee both primary and general elections for president, as well as the selection and possible implementation of new electronic voting systems.

As we also noted, the City Board does not have a stellar record when it comes to conducting open, national searches for this important position -- or for establishing parameters on hiring that will ensure the Executive Director can be held accountable by the public and the City Board itself.

With that in mind, 15 organizations (including the Brennan Center) have sent this letter to the Board.

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