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Wendy Greuel
L.A. lawmakers move to sync elections with federal, state contests
L.A. lawmakers move to sync elections with federal, state contests

A panel of Los Angeles lawmakers pressed ahead Friday with a plan to ask voters to shift local elections to even-numbered years — a schedule change that would put them on the same ballot as closely watched contests for governor or president. The proposal must still go before the entire City Council and ultimately before voters, who could decide whether to change the election schedule in March. Two separate citizen commissions have backed the idea of shifting local elections to even-numbered years, instead of keeping them in odd-numbered years. Proponents say the change will bring more Angelenos to the polls, especially black and Latino voters. Less than a quarter of L.A.'s...

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