Second Homeowners – Have a Voice so you can live your Quiet Life in the Town of Southold!
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, please continue to read -
(The names and political positions of each candidate does not matter, what matters is how important your vote can be!)
In 2007, four Councilmen were running for 2 positions.
1st Councilman Candidate won with 3,889 Votes (27.82%)
2nd Councilman Candidate won with 3,732 Votes (26.70 %)
3rd Councilman Candidate lost with 3,206 Votes (22.94%)
4th Councilman Candidate lost with 3,150 Votes (22.54 %)
With an addition of only 527 votes, Candidate # 3 would be on the Town Council today!
According to the 2000 US census, and the Town of Southold LWRP document, the town of Southold had 13,769 dwelling units. Of these, 13,729 units (34%) were second homeowners, which equals 4,681 households. If 75% of these households are couples, this equals 8,192 votes! – which are SECOND HOMEOWNERS who DO NOT have a voice in how their hard earned tax dollars are spent.
As a Second homeowner in New York State, you have the right to select that Town, you wish to vote in! You need to decide where your vote matters the most! Please take the time to visit CountryVote.org, click the link: http://www.countryvote.org/main.htm
Your decision must be made by Oct 9th
Visit http://www.elections.state.ny.us/Voting.html#RegisterVote for information and to download voting applications.
Before you change your place of voting – ask your accountant and/or financial planner if changing your residence to vote in the Town of Southold is the correct choice for you.
Thank you for your time,
Southold homeowner and part time resident, who now votes in the Town of Southold
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 http://censtats.census.gov/data/NY/0603610369463.pdf
http://www.southoldvoice.com/LWRP_with_page_numbers.pdf Table II-3 Hamlet population statistics page 58