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Voters to decide NYC mayor, constitutional convention

November 7, 2017
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Voters in New York City are poised to decide whether to give Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio a second term.

Tuesday's election also features three statewide ballot questions, including one asking voters if they want to hold the state's first constitutional convention in 50 years.

Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo and Rochester also are holding mayoral elections.

If a constitutional convention is approved, voters would pick delegates who would consider changes to the state's governing document. Supporters say a convention is an opportunity to address corruption, but opponents say the risk that special interests could take over the convention is too great.

Voters also will face a proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved, would authorize judges to strip the pensions of any official convicted of corruption.



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