Ballot Proposals and Voting Information
Many of you have asked about the Ballot Proposals.
Much thanks to Larry Tierney for putting together the information below:
PROPOSAL ONE - VOTE NO 😠
Constitutional Convention - Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?
This effort for a yes vote is supported by Reclaim NY, an organization funded by Robert Mercer who is Stephen Bannon’s financial backer.
PROPOSAL TWO - VOTE YES 😀
An amendment allowing the complete or partial forfeiture of a public officer's pension if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony.
PROPOSAL THREE - VOTE YES😀
An amendment authorizing the Use of Forest Preserve Land for Specified Purposes.
The proposed amendment will create a land account with up to 250 acres of forest preserve land eligible for use by towns, villages, and counties that have no viable alternative to using forest preserve land to address specific public health and safety concerns; as a substitute for the land removed from the forest preserve, another 250 acres of land, will be added to the forest preserve, subject to legislative approval. The proposed amendment also will allow bicycle trails and certain public utility lines to be located within the width of specified highways that cross the forest preserve while minimizing removal of trees and vegetation. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
(The NY League of Conservation Voters is a good source. They recommend a Yes Vote - You can google them to see for yourself. They are good at parsing out election propositions written in legalese and translating them into plain English.
Instructions When Voting By Absentee Ballot
When voting, carefully fill in each circle next to all 14 candidates names. Do not write anything on the ballot or it may be disqualified. When you mail back the ballot be sure to sign the OUTSIDE of the supplied envelope where indicated. Put your filled out ballot in that envelope, seal it and put it in the self-addressed envelope supplied. You must add a postage stamp to the outer envelope. The deadline for returning the filled out ballot is that it must be postmarked no later than Monday Nov. 6th, the day before Election Day, Nov.7th.