ALBANY, N.Y. - When you cast your ballot on Tuesday, Election Day, you'll want to flip it over. On the back of the ballot you will find six proposed amendments to the state constitution.
The first proposition involves expanding casino gambling in New York State.
The second focuses on veterans, granting them additional credit on civil service exams if they become disabled during their tenure.
Proposal Three would extend a constitutional provision now in place that allows municipalities to exclude their sewage infrastructure projects from their constitutional debt limits.
If approved, Proposal Four would allow the state to arrange a land swap to settle competing claims in a state forest preserve in Long Lake.
Proposal Five would grant NYCO Minerals Incorporated, a private company that looks to expand its mine by 200 acres in Essex County. In exchange they would turn over 1,500 acres.
Proposal Six asks voters to decide if the age limit for justices of the State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals should be increased from 70 to 80.
While they can complicated and can be confusing issues, Barbara Bartoletti with the League of Women Voters says it's important voters take the time to do their homework.
"Once these are passed, if indeed the voters do pass them, they'll become part of our constitution and as such as you know it's very hard to get things out of a constitution, almost as difficult as it is to get things in. So you really need to spend a little time and find out about these," she said.
Read more information on each of the six Proposals here: http://www.elections.ny.gov/ProposedConsAmendments.html