On Sunday, June 7, Gov. Cuomo extended 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.
Extended deadline: The details
The following is a message from Superintendent Shannon Shine:
“Dear Parents, Faculty and Voting Age Students,
I know I have previously updated you regarding this year’s voting process; however, the governor made some changes on Sunday evening, some of which are confusing, so I am writing to ensure all eligible voters understand the new parameters. If you have already voted, please disregard this message, but if you have not yet voted please read on. Although on the surface it was reported that the governor extended the entire voting process by a full week it is not as simple as that. Please read below to better understand the individual timelines and requirements:
- Ballots may only be handed in (dropped off) in person through tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. in the ballot box in the High School Main Entrance vestibule.
- After tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9, at 5 p.m., you may not hand in ballots and may only mail them.
- Ballots must be received by Tuesday, June 16 at 5 p.m., in order to be counted. Postmark does not count; only actual receipt of the ballot.
- If you did not receive a ballot in the mail and need one, you may pick up a ballot in the District Offices (rear of High School, just follow the signs for District Office), but you have to do this by tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
- If you do not have a ballot by 5 p.m. tomorrow, June 9, at 5 p.m., we are not allowed to give you one, by mail or in person.
I can completely understand if you are frustrated by this process and by the mid-stream changes; we are responding to and communicating the changes the very best we can. Thank you for exercising your right to vote.