Elections

Term limits for all elected officials must be enacted, with no more than 8 years in each house and two four-year terms for statewide officials. Same day voter registration in New York State must be rejected. Secure photo identification, confirming the US citizenship of the voter – a driver’s license is no longer a valid photo identification — should be required and presented to the poll inspectors before voting, as well as when first registering to vote.  New Yorkers should not be made to finance political campaigns they do not support and therefore campaign financing must be repealed.   Citizens should be allowed to have Initiative, Referendum, and Recall. Direct election of all judges, for shorter terms, should be required. Candidates for political office should not accept campaign contributions from sovereign entities not bound by, or that violate, the laws and regulations of the New York State Board of Elections. Existing federal law regarding Super PAC’s is sufficient. We support efforts that result in apolitical Boards of Elections. The Conservative Party opposes any effort to diminish the power of those enrolled in a political party by denying them the ability to control their own party. We support adoption of a Constitutional Amendment establishing a requirement that the Governor call Special elections within a certain statutory calendar.  We oppose any legislation that allows felons to vote.