Ballot Proposals In Tuesdays Election Explained: NYC Votes

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Your vote can change the Constitution.

Proposals in this election are for amendments to the State Constitution. There are two statewide proposals on the ballot this fall. You can vote “Yes” or “No” on each of these proposals. Ballot proposals are approved if they receive a majority of the vote.

The New York State Legislature proposes statewide ballot measures for New Yorkers to vote on.

Below are summaries of the two proposals.

Proposals at a Glance

Removal of Small City School Districts From Special Constitutional Debt Limitation

This constitutional amendment removes the special debt limit for small city school districts. Debt limits would be established in state law for all school districts.

Extending sewage project debt exclusion from debt limit

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution extends for ten years the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to remove from their constitutional debt limits debt for the construction of sewage facilities


Learn more about these ballot proposals here.

Banner Image: Sewer cap. Image Credit – Sharon Waldron


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