SB 1048 amends current law so that critical elections that have a fiscal impact will be held on the November uniform election date. This will not only help maximize voter participation, but it will also help voters tackle the current local debt situation. It is imperative that voters have the ability to hold their local governments accountable, especially pertaining to increased local debt. SB 1048 seeks to maximize voter participation, which will result in the majority of citizens voicing their opinion on major decisions. As it stands, only a small percent of voters are making many important decisions that affect the entirety of the community.