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2017 NY State Constitutional Convention

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On November 7th, 2017, New Yorkers will vote on whether to convene a state constitutional convention. The New York State Constitution mandates that every 20 years voters be presented with the ballot question: "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?"

Resources

League of Women Voters of New York State GET THE FACTS Brochure

Listen to the podcast of our Constitutional Convention Forum: Pros and Cons:

Constitutional Convention: Pros and Cons, October 23, 2017.

On February 7, 2017, Sally Robinson, Vice-President of Issues and Advocacy from LWVNYS discussed the "Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of New York State's Constitutional Convention Question" at an event co-sponsored by the LWV White Plains, our LWV New Castle, and numerous other local area leagues.

- Powerpoint presentation - "An Overview of the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of New York State's Constitutional Convention Question"
- Video of presentation

Additional educational materials are available at http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/con-con-edu.html