Evan Thies at WiD

Williamsburg is Dead interviews City Council candidate Evan Thies.
I have a shorter answer to one question:
Q: Why is it so hard to get high voter turnout in local elections?
A: Because we hold city elections in off years. 2008 will see record turnout, probably even in a non-competitive state such as NY. 2009 will not see a record turnout, even in a competitive council race such as the 33rd.