Southold Voters Guide 2014: A closer look at the ballot


There are five countywide propositions on the ballot and one specific to Southampton:

Proposition One amends state redistricting procedures to create a redistricting committee every 10 years beginning in 2020.

Proposition Two allows state legislators to distribute bills electronically.

Proposition Three is a $2 billion “Smart Schools Bond Act” that would provide money to schools for classroom technology and high-speed internet connectivity.

Proposition Four is a Suffolk County proposition to merge the functions of the elected office of county treasurer into the office of the county comptroller.

Proposition Five would amend the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program to allow the county to continue to use the sewer stabilization reserve fund to balance the county budget, while requiring the fund be repaid by 2029. The fund would continue to be used for sewer and septic system projects.