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Election Day 2017: Polling locations and ballot proposals

It’s Election Day! Polls opened at 6 a.m. and they’ll be open until 9 p.m.

Posted: Nov 9, 2017 8:53 AM

(November 7, 2017)

It’s Election Day! Polls opened at 6 a.m. and they’ll be open until 9 p.m.


If you’re registered to vote but you’re unsure about where you need to go, you can click here to look up your voter registration. Once you enter your name, date of birth, county and zip code, it will tell you whether your registration is active or not, and it will provide you with the location of where you need to go to vote.

Aside from the local village, town, city and county races, there will also be three proposals on the back of every ballot. The most talked about proposal is whether or not New York should hold a Constitutional Convention, which gives elected delegates the opportunity to propose changes to the New York State Constitution.

For more information regarding the Constitutional Convention – how it works, how much it costs and more – click here.

According to ballotpedia.org, the three proposals on every ballot in New York today include:

1. Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?

2. The proposed amendment to section 7 of Article 2 of the State Constitution would allow a court to reduce or revoke the public pension of a public officer who is convicted of a felony that has a direct and actual relationship to the performance of the public officer’s existing duties. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

3. The proposed amendment will create a land account with up to 250 acres of forest preserve land eligible for use by towns, villages, and counties that have no viable alternative to using forest preserve land to address specific public health and safety concerns; as a substitute for the land removed from the forest preserve, another 250 acres of land, will be added to the forest preserve, subject to legislative approval. The proposed amendment also will allow bicycle trails and certain public utility lines to be located within the width of specified highways that cross the forest preserve while minimizing removal of trees and vegetation. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

To clear up a common misconception, a blank ballot for any of these three proposals does not count as a "yes" vote. The only way your ballot will count as a "yes" vote is if you fill in that bubble on your ballot.

New York Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1980337

Reported Deaths: 51418
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Kings2621119933
Queens2613019549
Suffolk1920063307
Nassau1759193106
Bronx1735626372
New York1307874308
Westchester1248812238
Erie811411694
Richmond700891744
Monroe603251034
Orange45755782
Rockland45439941
Onondaga35694661
Dutchess27720433
Albany23473343
Oneida21329497
Niagara17999332
Broome17239348
Saratoga14292160
Ulster12882241
Schenectady12332192
Rensselaer10567136
Putnam1011391
Chautauqua8304132
Chemung7081133
Oswego693990
Ontario681191
Steuben6231141
St. Lawrence615594
Sullivan606168
Cayuga582590
Jefferson542463
Wayne519667
Cattaraugus509880
Genesee5028121
Herkimer4896107
Clinton450132
Madison427385
Tompkins403449
Fulton402186
Livingston397058
Montgomery3861115
Columbia380999
Cortland352260
Tioga335758
Warren334956
Wyoming322651
Otsego315646
Allegany315483
Greene309474
Chenango304874
Washington282655
Orleans273483
Lewis243233
Franklin238312
Delaware213736
Seneca185756
Schoharie153815
Essex149326
Yates110126
Schuyler98313
Hamilton3012
Unassigned172100
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