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Here’s your chance to learn about the proposed revisions to the NYC Charter

September 9, 2019 Mary Frost
A polling center staff member waits to give out stickers to people who have cast their vote on Nov. 6 in Brooklyn. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

On Nov. 5, New York City residents will vote to change the New York City Charter for the first time in 30 years. The results could make significant changes to the way city government operates.

Related: The Charter Revision Commission: Everything you need to know

An informational session explaining the five proposals that will be on the back of the ballot will be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, from 6:30–8 p.m.

The New York City Charter is the city’s constitution. The proposals include a big change to primary elections, ethics in government, how land-use decisions are made, changes to the Civilian Complaint Board, and funds to borough presidents and the public advocate.

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“The Commission has completed a top-to-bottom review of our city’s constitution and written five ballot questions that reflect modern challenges facing New Yorkers,” Charter Commission Chair Gail Benjamin said in a statement.

The ballot questions, ballot abstracts, and final report can be found here.


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