New Yorkers To Be Asked 3 Election Day Ballot Questions

New Yorkers To Be Asked 3 Election Day Ballot Questions

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They are called ballot proposals. The one getting the most attention is: Shall there be a state constitutional convention?

According to a Siena Research poll, most New Yorkers on all political sides will vote no on what's known as "Con Con."

"Fifty-six percent of liberals, 55 percent of moderates and 60 percent of conservatives all said they oppose Con Con," said Steve Greenberg, Siena Research.

The Siena poll found most voters say a constitutional convention "will be an expensive waste of time."

Proposal Number 2: Should courts be allowed to strip the pensions from public officials convicted of a felony?

"Not surprisingly, the voters of New York overwhelmingly support that," said Greenberg.

They support it 82 to 14 percent.

Proposal Number 3 is a bit more complicated: Should towns, villages and counties in the Adirondack and Catskill parks be allowed to use small pieces of forest preserve for important projects like utility lines, eliminating road hazards, or digging wells?

To compensate, the state would add another 250 acres to the forest preserves.

"That vote right now is in doubt,"

At the time of the poll, the proposal had some support- 46 percent to 35 percent.

Of course one other question is how many people will vote on the proposals, instead of forgetting or simply not bothering to turn the ballot over and fill it in.

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