Today's Virginian-Pravda carries the story on how City leaders are panicking and want to move City Council and School Board elections back to May. http://hamptonroads.com/2008/11/beach-leaders-question-switch-nov-voting
First, does anyone seriously think the Obama Administration Justice Department would grant clearance to go back to May? Not only would it mean cutting turnout by at least two-thirds, but November meant a large minority turnout we hadn't seen in May.
Second, they're making the huge mistake about this election that I predicted shortly after the change. Don't learn too many lessons from November 4! In November, 2010 there will be neither a Presidential nor Senatorial race on the ballot. Therefore, turnout should be 40-45% rather than the 70% we just saw.