VOTING should be neither any more expensive than necessary nor confusing. That is why a plan to move Charleston's city elections to coincide with state elections deserves strong consideration.
At present, Charleston elects its mayor, city treasurer and members of city council every four years, but in the year before a presidential election.
This means city taxpayers must pay the full cost of two special elections every four years. In 2011 that cost was about $400,000.
Downright jarring was the steep price of the city primary, which was one big snooze.