Governor extends ballot deadline

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would issue an executive order extending the deadline for school districts to receive school budget ballots. To be counted, school budget ballots can be accepted by hand delivery through 5 p.m. on June 9 and received by mail through June 16 by the school district. 

Some school districts had difficulties getting the paper ballots mailed out in time for a June 9 return.

Also on Sunday, Cuomo signed legislation  extending the deadline to submit absentee ballots until the day of New York’s June 23 primary election. To be counted, primary ballots must be postmarked by June 23.

Cuomo had previously issued executive orders allowing New Yorkers to vote by mail in the June 23 primary elections and ensuring every New Yorker registered to vote receives a postage-paid absentee ballot application in the mail.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world, and while we are making great progress and the numbers keep going down, no New Yorker should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” Cuomo said in a statement.

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