Ramapo holds meeting on upcoming referendum regarding the town board

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A meeting was held Wednesday night in Ramapo ahead of next Tuesday's controversial referendum involving the town board.



The ballot features two questions. One is whether to increase the number of town council members from four to six. The second issue is more controversial and involves splitting the town into geographical wards, with residents from each ward electing their own council members. The current system is at-large, where council members do not represent any specific area of town.



Councilmember Brendel Charles says he wants to get the Department of Justice involved, because he's concerned a ward system could underrepresent certain minority groups. It is not known if the Justice Department will review the referendum proposal.



Residents head to the polls on Tuesday.


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