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School budget ballot mail-in deadline extended

Jun 08, 2020 5:45 am
Lauren Stanforth is reporting for the Times Union Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo June 7, signed an executive order to allow school election ballots to be counted if they are postmarked by June 16. The original deadline for ballots to be received by school districts was Tue., June 9. The annual budget vote and school board election was made absentee in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The change comes after many New York districts reported trouble getting the ballots to voters in time. However, if ballots are hand-delivered, they must be in the district's possession by 5 p.m. on the 9th. Many Capital Region districts, including Chatham, Hudson and Ichabod Crane, had set up drop off locations because of fears the ballots could not be mailed back in time. Also on Sunday, Cuomo signed a measure extending the deadline to submit absentee ballots in the state primary until June 23, the day of the election. All ballots must be postmarked June 23 or they will not be counted. Read the full story in the Times Union.