June 8, 2020
Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.39, extending the date school districts can receive mailed-in absentee ballots to 5:00pm June 16, 2020.
June 9, 2020 5:00pm
Deadline for voters wishing to hand-deliver absentee ballots to the District Clerk’s office. No blank absentee ballots will be available for distribution after 5:00pm.
June 16, 2020 5:00pm
Deadline for District Clerk to receive mailed in absentee ballots.
June 16, 2020 5:01pm
All absentee ballots will be opened and counted using the process outlined below
Two-Step Ballot Opening Process:
- An envelope containing a returned absentee ballot will not be opened until a determination is made that there is no reason for rejecting the absentee ballot, which could happen if, for example, the voter fails to provide the signature required by law on the back of the envelope containing the absentee ballot.
- Once such a determination is made and the envelope is opened, the absentee ballot is withdrawn without unfolding, separated from the signature/oath envelope and deposited into a ballot box. As a result, at the time of counting, the absentee ballots will not be linked to the envelope in which they were returned.
June 9th is the last day to obtain an absentee ballot. PLEASE contact the District Office ASAP at 518-686-7012 x 1600 if you need additional absentee ballots.