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NYC Voters Face Seven-Part Ballot Question


There's more to New York City's ballot than just candidates and a term limits question.

New Yorkers won't just be voting on candidates and a referendum on term limits Tuesday. There's also a ballot question that has seven parts.

Question Two involves everything from requiring independent groups to disclose campaign spending to cutting the required number of signatures for candidates to get on the ballot. Susan Lerner, executive director of the good government group Common Cause New York, says seven parts to one ballot question is too much.

"Each one I think is challenging for the voters to understand. When you put them together, it's very confusing, and this is not a desirable way to do it. "

The Board of Elections says it only has so much room for description on the ballot.