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Alex Camarda, director of public policy and advocacy at Citizens Union, explains the charter revision initiatives found on the reverse side of the paper ballot.
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I think it would be easier to have a color coded ballot for each party line. For exemple, the republican candidats would be in the red column.Also, one of my cousin recieve a paper ballot that was already mark. My aunt could not read the ballot even with the help with the magnifying glass.
I too am against term limits. The greatest term-limit scandal is the 22nd Amendment, instantly encumbering all re-elected Presidents with lame-duck status.
I'd love to have Bloomberg for another term; he’s not perfect, but he's a real manager, which NYC needs.
It is appalling that in this day and age we still have issues in how a ballot should be. How stupid are people.As Jimmy Carter said a few days back on tavis Smiley's show, the U.S. elections process is not on par with other democracies in the world.Why can't we have a common election commission design that is used in every county and state in the union.
Against all advice I've received that I should NOT vote for this term limits proposal because it's not strong enough, I will vote for it because I think whatever we get now is something to work on later. I believe in this case that we should get this started and hope that by next year (yes we do voter annually for something... even a judge or two) or the following year we can get a stronger proposal that will remove the problematic sections or loopholes as I would call them.
So the ballot could have had more than 1 page? There could have been enough space to let us vote on these questions separately instead of just yes or no on all of them even if we support some & oppose others? Enough space to make it clearer which oval goes w/which name? Enough space to make the whole thing BIG ENOUGH TO READ w/out a magnifier? And they didn't do that? Who do we write to to tell them to make the ballot more than 1 page??
I have always opposed term limits--I liked Ronnie Eldridge and resented losing her. HOWEVER, this last business with Bloomberg and the Council was so disgusting that I intend to vote for the two-term limit version.
The Council didn't change the term limit law "on their own last year," Brian. They did it in collusion with the Mayor.
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