State constitutional convention proposal will be on November ballot
Rochester, N.Y. – On Election Day, voters will decide whether or not a New York State constitutional convention should be held.
Voters will be asked whether to convene a constitution, where delegates would consider changes, big and small, to the state’s governing document.
New York’s constitution requires voters have the option every 20 years.
Supporters say a convention is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the government. Opponents say it’s unnecessary, expensive and would jeopardize labor and environmental protections.
If voters say yes on November 7, there will be an election for delegates next November.