Sat, Nov 4, 2017 11:42 AM
By DAVID KLEPPER, AP
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's statewide election is expected to draw a low turnout Tuesday. Top races include New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio seeking a second term and a ballot measure on whether to hold the state's first constitutional convention in 50 years.
Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo and Rochester are also holding mayoral elections.
If a constitutional convention is approved, voters would pick delegates who would consider changes to the state's governing document. Supporters say a convention is an opportunity to address corruption, but opponents say the risk that special interests could take over the convention is too great.
Voters will also face a proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved, would authorize judges to strip the pensions of any official convicted of corruption.