The deadline to submit ballots by mail on school budgets and Board of Education candidates has been extended to June 16, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday.
“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. “Extending the deadline to submit absentee ballots builds on our previous Executive Orders to make it easier for New Yorkers to vote absentee in the upcoming primary election and it will help to increase voter participation as we continue to fight this virus.”
He announced that outdoor graduation ceremonies of up to 150 people will be allowed starting June 26. At a news conference, he said social distancing protocols must be observed at such events. And he said that the approval is tentative and that permission could be revoked if there is an outbreak or other significant changes in the next two weeks.