Statewide and county ballot referendums

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Six referendums are on the ballot statewide on Nov. 5. They ask voters:

 

1. To amend the state constitution to allow up to seven non-Indian-run casinos. If passed, it would be the largest, one-time expansion of casinos ever in the state. The first phase of development would limit casinos to four upstate sites for the first seven years. Afterward, downstate sites could be proposed.

Yes: 1,408,845 | No: 1,052,724

To read the full text of the proposed amendment, click here.


2. To give disabled veterans additional civil service credit after they have been appointed to a civil service position.

Yes: 1,931,932 | No: 377,972

To read the full text of the proposed amendment, click here.

3. To extend for another 10 years an amendment that allows municipalities to exclude costs to finance sewer systems from their constitutional debt limits.

Yes: 1,331,389 | No: 808,552

To read the full text of the proposed amendment, click here.

4. To put to rest a century-old dispute over public and private land titles in Long Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Landowners in an area known as Township 40 would provide funding for the state to acquire areas along the Marion River in exchange for clear land titles.

Yes: 1,543,486 | No: 587,456

To read the full text of the proposed amendment, click here.

5. To approve a proposal for NYCO Minerals to give 1,500 acres it owns in Lewis, Essex County, in the Adirondack Park, to the state for the right to expand its wollastonite mine by 200 acres.

Yes: 1,128,067 | No: 995,656


To read the full text of the proposed amendment, click here.


6. Whether to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 80.

Yes: 911,503 | No: 1,407,189

 

To read the full text of the proposed amendment, click here.

 

Residents in Suffolk County will see two local propositions:

1. A countywide Proposition 7 would allow the county to transfer development rights it owns to municipal fire districts, ambulance districts, police districts and library districts so they can expand without having to purchase additional development rights. Currently, Suffolk County is only able to use the thousands of development rights it acquired through its Drinking Water Protection Program for workforce housing.

Yes: 105,020 | No: 58,143

2. In Southampton Town, a ballot question asks whether to allow an East Quogue homeowner to keep a portion of a pool, deck, patio and stairs erroneously built in 2004 on land that was supposed to be preserved. In exchange, the homeowner is donating a slightly larger amount of land on the property to preservation.

Yes: 4,154 | No: 5,503

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