School board elections and budget votes on June 9

School board elections and budget votes, which are usually held the third Tuesday in May, will be held this year on June 9, according to an executive order issued today by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The votes will be conducted by mail and all qualified voters will be sent an absentee ballot with return postage paid.

The executive order also delays local special district and village elections until Sept. 15, 2020.

“We’ve made great progress to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but we still don’t know when this pandemic will end and we don’t want to undo all the work we’ve already done to flatten the curve,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We don’t want to put New Yorkers in a situation where they are possibly putting their health at risk, so we are delaying school board elections and conducting them by mail and delaying all local special district and village elections to help limit any unnecessary exposure to this virus among both voters and poll workers.”

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