Short-Ballot Principles

Short-Ballot Principles

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Short-Ballot Principles

Short-Ballot Principles

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While I entitle this book "Short-BallotPrinciples" I am aware that it contains a number of things which are only remotely connected with the Short-Ballot movement. Short-Ballot advocates are justified in asking: "'The Wieldy District' idea, the 'Leadership Parties,' and 'Nomination by Forfeit' -- are these Short-Ballot principles?"

No. The title is meant to cover only those chapters which deal with the Short-Ballot principle as defined by The Short-Ballot Organization; which is: --

First: That only those offices should be elective which are important enough to attract (and deserve) public examination; and,

Second: That very few offices should be filled by election at one time, so as to permit adequate and unconfused public examination of the candidates.

But the Short Ballot, far reaching and important as it is, will not completely answer present difficulties of self-government. "New York City practically has the Short Ballot, . . ."

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