[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southeast 4-5-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-8-2004 by L.L. No. 8-2004]
The first paragraph of Subdivision 4 of § 81 of Article 6 of the Town Law of the State of New York, as previously amended and superseded by Local Law No. 6 of 2004, is hereby further amended and superseded in its application to the Town of Southeast to read as follows:
Any petition seeking an election upon proposition under Town Law Article 6, § 81, shall be submitted to the Town Clerk in the following manner:
The petition shall be subscribed and authenticated by voters registered to vote in the Town of Southeast at the time of signature. All witnesses must be registered to vote within the Town of Southeast at the time of signature;
The petition shall designate, in writing, the name and mailing address of a contact person;
The number of signatures on the petition must be equal to at least 5% of the total votes cast for Governor in the Town of Southeast at the last general election in the Town held for the election of state officers;
All signatures on the petition must be subscribed and authenticated in the manner set forth in the New York State Election Law for the authentication of nominating petitions;
All signatures on the petitions submitted to the Town Clerk must be dated at the time of signature; such date shall be no greater than 90 days prior to the filing of the petition with the Town Clerk.
The proposition contained within the petition or within the Town Board's own motion must set forth clearly to the voters of the Town of Southeast a summary of the change proposed. When the proposition seeks the establishment of a ward system, at a minimum, the proposition must explain:
That an at-large system exists in the Town which enables every registered voter to elect all members of the Town Board;
That ward districts are proposed;
The number of ward districts proposed;
That, if approved, voters would vote for one Councilperson/Warden only in their respective ward, rather than each of the at-large Councilpersons/Wardens running for election.
Subdivision 1 of § 85 of Article 6 of the Town Law is hereby superseded in its application to the Town of Southeast, New York, to read as follows: