Topeka A House committee is considering a bill that would move local elections to the same days as elections for national and state votes.
The House Education Committee heard debate Monday on the idea of moving elections for such things as city council and school boards from the spring of odd-numbered years to the fall.
Committee chairman Steve Huebert, a Valley Center Republican, says the move would increase turnout for the local elections. He says it also would save money, but it wasn't clear how much.
Representatives of cities and schools object to the idea. They say the nonpartisan school and city races would become more partisan if they are on the same ballot as national and state races.
The committee didn't take action on the bill.