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The New York State
Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse


Information Related to New York's Nov. 7, 2017 Constitutional Convention Referendum

 

The Referendum to Ratify

Detailed Election Results from 1776 to Present*

Year Date Yes (#) No (#) Yes (%) No (%) Ratified?
1822 17-Jan 74,732 41,401 64.4% 35.6% Yes
1846 3-Nov 221,528 92,436 70.6% 29.4% Yes
1869 2-Nov 223,935 290,456 43.5% 56.5% No
1894 6-Nov 410,697 327,402 55.6% 44.4% Yes
1915 2-Nov 400,423 910,462 30.5% 69.5% No
1938 8-Nov 1,521,036 1,301,797 53.9% 46.1% Yes
1967 7-Nov 1,327,999 3,487,513 27.6% 72.4% No
*Conventions in 1867, 1894, and 1938 proposed multiple amendments.  The ratification results are only for the constitutional convention’s primary omnibus recommendation.  For example, in 1867 voters rejected a new constitution but ratified an amendment to the previous constitution.  In 1938, voters ratified six of nine proposed amendments, including an omnibus amendment composed of many non-controversial changes.

Source:  New York Department of State, Votes Cast For and Against Proposed Constitutional Conventions and Also Proposed Constitutional Amendments.