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2013 Southeast-Brewster Election Guide

File photo: Elections inspectors in the Village of Brewster man the polls.
File photo: Elections inspectors in the Village of Brewster man the polls.

Here's a rundown of everything you'll see on the ballot in Brewster and Southeast on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from six New York State proposals to local and county-wide races in your district. 

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find polling locations here.

County Sheriff

  • Donald B. Smith (R, C, I)

County Legislator, District 6 (Town of Southeast)

Southeast Town Justice (pick two)

  • Gregory L. Folchetti (R, C)
  • Richard W. Vercollone (R, C)

Southeast Town Board (pick two)

Village of Brewster Mayor 

Village of Brewster Justice

  • Richard L. O'Rourke (Best for Brewster, Conservative)

Village of Brewster Trustee (pick two)

Find more about elections in Carmel, Patterson and other parts of Putnam by clicking here.

Supreme Court Justice - 9th Judicial District (pick five)

  • Daniel D. Angiolillo (R, C, I), Associate Justice, of the Appellate Division, NYS Supreme Court
  • Daniel Castricone (R)
  • John P. Colangelo (D, C, WF, I), Judge, Westchester County Court
  • Mark C. Dillon (R, C, WF, I), Justice, Appellate Division of NYS Supreme Court
  • Alex Eisemann (D)
  • Janet Malone (D), Acting Supreme Court Justice and Westchester County Family Court Judge
  • Maria S. Vazquez-Doles (D, WF, I), Town Justice, Town of Monroe and Attorney
  • Christie Derrico (R), judge
  • John W. Sweeny, Jr. (R, C, WF, I), Sitting Justice

New York State Proposals

1: An Amendment - Authorizing Casino Gaming

The proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution would allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York State for the legislated purposes of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated.  Shall the amendment be approved?

2: An Amendment - Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment

The proposed amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the Constitution would entitle a veteran who has received civil service credit for a civil service appointment or promotion and subsequently is certified as disabled to additional civil service credit at subsequent appointment or promotion. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

3: An Amendment - Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution would extend for ten years, until January 1, 2024, the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness contracted for the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

4: An Amendment - Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve

The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to settle longstanding disputes between the State and private entities over certain parcels of land within the forest preserve in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County. In exchange for giving up its claim to disputed parcels, the State would get land to be incorporated into the forest preserves that would benefit the forest preserve more than the disputed parcels currently do. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

5: An Amendment - In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.

The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to convey forest preserve land located in the town of Lewis, Essex County, to NYCO Minerals, a private company that plans on mining the land. In exchange, the NYCO Minerals would give the State at least the same amount of land of at least the same value, with a minimum assessed value of $1 million, to be added to the forest preserve. When NYCO Minerals finishes mining, it would restore the condition of the land and return it to the forest preserve. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

6: An Amendment - Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve

The proposed amendment to the Constitution, amending sections 2 and 25 of article 6, would increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve as follows: (a) a Justice of the Supreme Court would be eligible for five additional two-year terms after the present retirement age of 70, instead of the three such terms currently authorized; and (b) a Judge of the Court of Appeals who reaches the age of 70 in order to complete the term to which that Judge was appointed. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

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