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What are the proposals on the ballot?

Posted at 11:15 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 23:15:58-05

When you head to the polls Tuesday in New York State, you'll receive a ballot with three proposals that ask yes or no questions.

The first asks if you believe there should be a Constitutional Convention. That's where delegates would either amend or completely rewrite our State Constitution.

The next is a proposed amendment to the New York State Constitution that would allow the courts to revoke the pension of a state representative who has been convicted of a felony. Right now, New York taxpayers pay pensions to public officials even if they're jailed.

The final proposal may not have as much impact in Western New York but proposes the state could use protected land in the Catskills and Adirondacks. Towns and villages would request to use acres in the land bank to address bridge and road hazards, water wells to meet drinking water standards, and stabilizing public utility lines.