Resolution No. 481

Establishing A Policy To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds To Place The Likeness Or Name Of Elected Officials On All Ulster County Board Of Elections Material

Resolution Information

Postponed in Committee



Referred to: The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairman

Roberts and Legislators Donaldson, Haynes, Heppner, and James Maloney)

Legislator Joseph Maloney offers the following:

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 24 of 2018, the Ulster County Legislature

established a policy prohibiting the use of public funds to place the likeness or name

of elected officials on public service announcements, non-commercial and nonpolitical advertising, and

WHEREAS, there has been a practice in government to use public funds in

promoting elected officials on government facilities and signage, including the Ulster

County website and other County property at various locations other than the

particular official’s office or web page; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Board of Elections is responsible for the

honest and efficient operations of all national, state, county, city, and local elections

in Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Elections is tasked with insuring all eligible County

citizens have the opportunity to register and vote for candidates of their choosing;


WHEREAS, there is no public benefit to the taxpayers when public resources

are spent on the practice of placing the name and likeness of existing elected officials

on Board of Elections material; and

WHEREAS, this practice amounts to free and inappropriate political

advertising for incumbent elected officials; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that it is the policy of Ulster County that on and after the

effective date hereof, no County elected official shall appear by likeness, picture, or

be named, or otherwise be identified or referenced on any Ulster County Board of

Elections material, including but not limited to, signage, publications, mailings and

the Board of Elections website; and, be it further

RESOLVED, no provision of this policy is intended to supplant or diminish

any state or federal policy or regulation, and be it further 


RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall take effect immediately,

and move its adoption.



Postponed in Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on December 17,

2018 without consent

Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on _______________.



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Updated: February 5, 2019

Votes on this Resolution

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