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The New York State
Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse


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

 

New York’s State Constitutional Convention Calls

From 1776 to Present

wdt_IDYear CalledConvention TypeWho Called?Called?Any Amendment Passed?All Amendments Passed?# Passed# Proposed
1 1777 Proposal Legislature Yes Yes Yes 1 0
2 1788 Ratification Congress Yes Yes Yes 1 1
3 1801 Proposal Legislature Yes Yes Yes 1 1
4 1821 Proposal Legislature Yes Yes Yes 1 1
5 1845 Proposal Popular Yes Yes No 1 2
6 1858 Proposal Legislature No N.A. N.A. 0 0
7 1866 Proposal Popular Yes Yes No 1 3
8 1886 Proposal Popular Yes Yes Yes 1 1
9 1914 Proposal Legislature Yes No No 0 33
10 1933 Ratification Congress Yes Yes Yes 1 1


Sources:  New York Department of State, Votes Cast For and Against Proposed Constitutional Conventions and Also Proposed Constitutional Amendments. See also: J. H. Snider, Does the World Really Belong to the Living? The Decline of the Constitutional Convention in New York and Other US States, 1776–2015Journal of American Political Thought 6, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 263.