How The North Country Voted On PropositionsPosted: Updated:
Two of three statewide propositions appear to have passed on Election Day.
New Yorkers heavily voted "no" for a constitutional convention. The proposition would have allowed for changes to the state constitution.
The vote comes up every 20 years. It was met with opposition from many unions and upstate Republicans.
It failed 83 to 17 percent statewide. Ninety percent of the north country voted "no."
New Yorkers also overwhelmingly voted to punish public officials and politicians who are convicted of felonies such as corruption.
The proposition to allow judges to strip pensions of convicted public officials passed with 73 percent of the vote. "Yes" votes in the north country added up to 76 percent.
A proposition that would allow communities in the forest preserves like the Adirondacks and Catskills to access a land bank seems to have passed with 52 percent of the votes statewide.
Sixty-two of north country voters cast ballots for "yes."
The land bank could be used by municipalities with forest preserves to upgrade things like roads and utilities.