Four-year supervisor term
Proposition Two in Riverhead Town, which also will be on the back of the paper voting ballot, asks if voters want to increase the term of the Riverhead supervisor from two years to four.
This proposition has been voted on at least twice previously — in 2005 and 2007 — and was rejected by voters both times.
Supervisor Sean Walter has supported the proposal, saying people in his position spends too much time campaigning under a two-year term.
Opponents say a four-year term for the supervisor would eliminate the public’s ability to change a majority of the board every two years, since council seats are four-year terms.
In the towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Brookhaven, and Shelter Island, the supervisor’s term is currently two-year terms. In the towns of Southold, Islip, Smithtown, Huntington and Babylon, the term is now four years.