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Back of the Ballot

Monday, November 01, 2010

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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Comments [7]

jean joseph from rosedale, queens

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.

Nov. 02 2010 08:16 PM
Sam from Manhattan

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.

Nov. 02 2010 11:32 AM
whoindatgarden from Brooklyn

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.

Nov. 01 2010 11:44 AM
Robert from NYC

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.

Nov. 01 2010 11:30 AM
Amy from Manhattan

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??

Nov. 01 2010 11:26 AM
Lenore

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.

Nov. 01 2010 11:13 AM
Mike from Tribeca

The Council didn't change the term limit law "on their own last year," Brian. They did it in collusion with the Mayor.

Nov. 01 2010 11:10 AM

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