ALBANY — New York voters will soon decide. “Maybe we can find a better way at a constitutional convention.” SEE PHOTOS 57 weird laws on Long Island Voters will make the decision Nov. 7 in a yes or.

A day earlier, its Executive Committee voted unanimously to support a convention. The Judiciary Article of the New York State Constitution– Opportunities to.

Then again, maybe it was all a fluke, the result of a ballot peculiarity unique to this year’s election cycle. Story Continued Below “I’ve been involved in New York state politics. they wanted to.

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That is why we believe New York needs a constitutional convention. Voters this November will have the. freeing delegates from the pressures of re-election campaigns; does not use a seniority rule.

Nov 2, 2017. In several markets with few competitive races, it's the only vote that has. It's worth revisiting New York's last convention, which met in 1967,

I’m voting “Yes” on the Nov. 7 ballot proposal to hold a state constitutional convention (or con-con) in 2019, and I urge you to do so as well. Appearing like a political Brigadoon next month, the.

Mar 28, 2019. (88 pp.) Rules of the 1967 New York State Constitutional Convention : and. The Right to Vote; For Effective Constitutional Review: Convention.

Nov 5, 2017. This coming Tuesday, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to call for a state constitutional convention. While the idea of revising the state.

. convention would be a gathering of elected delegates to meet and rewrite the New York State Constitution," Schantz said. Basically, it’s a way to circumvent lawmakers if you think they aren’t.

If the Mercers are paying attention to suburban county-executive races, there is little doubt that they would grab the opportunity to threaten New York’s most progressive accomplishments by.

In November, New Yorkers will head to the polls to decide on a very significant question that most are only dimly aware of: whether to hold a state constitutional convention, the first in a.

When New Yorkers go to the polls on Tuesday, they will be deciding on a range of important political positions, including New York City mayor and New Jersey governor. But on the back of the ballot,

In November 1966, New York voters elected 186 delegates to the convention. for voting; and gave the legislature authorization to reduce the voting age.

Nov 6, 2017. The answer on a proposed New York constitutional convention: Yes, yes, a million times yes, for a shot of fixing a badly broken government.

Rochester—When you go to vote this November, flip the ballot over. On the back will be a question about whether you want a state constitutional convention. It’s becoming a divisive possibility as some.

On the back of the ballot, voters will find a proposition that will ask them whether they want to hold a constitutional convention, the likes of which have not been seen in New York for a half-century.

Nov 1, 2017. On November 7th, New Yorkers will vote on whether a state Constitutional Convention will happen in 2019. This Constitutional Convention vote.

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This coming Tuesday, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to call for a state constitutional convention. While the idea of revising the state constitution is an attractive one, to do so now would be.

Nov 7, 2017. NEW YORK — New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention. Voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated a ballot question.

This Election. for local office, New Yorkers are faced with a monumental ballot question that will impact the future of our state. Every 20 years, voters in New York state decide whether to call a.

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ALBANY — New. of the vote. The campaign against the constitutional convention drew a diverse collection of opponents, including conservative political groups, major labor groups like the A.F.L.-C.I.

Nov 2, 2017. Considering that in past elections, less than 50 percent of the voters delivered blank votes for the referendum calling for a constitutional.

Now, the constitutional convention question won’t be back on New York ballots until 2037. Labor unions had been vocal opponents of a convention, pooling together more than $3 million to fund a.

What is a constitutional convention and why do New Yorkers need to know. At the Convention, delegates will propose and vote on changes to the Constitution;.

Now, the constitutional convention question won’t be back on New York ballots until 2037. Labor unions had been vocal opponents of a convention, pooling together more than $3 million to fund a.

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Nov 7, 2017. Recently, it looked like New York might hold its first constitutional convention since 1967. But fears of unintended consequences turned the tide.

Supporters argued a constitutional convention is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix several of New York’s longstanding problems, such as political corruption, a sluggish court system and.

"A constitutional convention has ramifications for all New Yorkers, even those. simple ballot question: "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and.

NEW YORK CITY — Don’t forget to flip over your ballot when you go to vote on Nov. 7 — in addition to choosing a mayor, New Yorkers will decide if they will hold a constitutional convention in 2017.

Oct 11, 2017. Fifth in a series of commentaries for and against a Constitutional Convention in New York state. The writer, former Counsel to Gov.

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Sep 19, 2017. whether New York should hold a Constitutional Convention in 2019, will be voted upon this November in a back-of-the-ballot proposition.

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