Sullivan County Second Home Owners Voting Rights Upheld

The Times Herald-Record reports that a “state appeals court on Thursday overturned a 2013 Sullivan County Supreme Court decision and ruled that the votes of 29 second-home owners in the western Sullivan hamlet of Lake Huntington should have been allowed.” A local town supervisor challenged the votes of Summer residents, arguing that they really resided in New York City. While the State Supreme Court agreed, an appeals court didn’t.

This case will likely have implications where Summer residents use their local residences for voting purposes and get more involved with local issues, especially where zoning and housing come into play.

A cop of the decision can be found here (with thanks to Commissioner Doug Kellner):

SullivanElections Decision

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  1. Goldfeder, Jerry H.

    Liberal residency requirements in NY no longer open to question.

    Jerry H. Goldfeder Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 180 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038 212-806-5857 917-680-3132 jgoldfeder@stroock.com http://www.stroock.com/people/jgoldfeder

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