Remember to check the back of your ballot! Special Referendum for Ulster County

Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s going to be a special referendum for Ulster County residents this coming midterm: The opportunity to make redistricting efforts for the Ulster County Legislature nonpartisan! The purpose of nonpartisan redistricting is to prevent gerrymandering.

According to Wikipedia, gerrymandering “is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries.” If this resolution is successful, Ulster County would be the first county in the state to combat this issue. Regardless of your political stances, this referendum is just another reason why it is important for you to go out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

For more information on this referendum, check out this Daily Freeman article, or see the referendum for yourself at the Ulster County board of elections website.