What does voting "yes" for a Constitutional Convention mean?

Posted at 11:24 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 23:24:37-04

A Constitutional Conventional may be held in April of 2019 if the vote passes this year. 

For the first time in twenty years voters could check "yes" on this years ballot that would allow for the revision and possible replacement of certain parts of the New York State Constitution. 

If you vote "yes" it would allow for a chance to reform certain parts of the constitution that are outdated and could eliminate certain loopholes that foster corruption. The issue with voting "yes", according to Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, is that it could cost an estimated $300 million and would leave a small group of delegates at the convention to make big decisions. 

The vote will be on the back of the ballot on November 7th and will be included with two other amendment changes. If the vote is passed, then delegates from each of the 63 districts in New York State, plus 15 elected delegates will be nominated in November of 2018 before heading to Albany in April of 2019 to examine the constitution and bring possible changes.