School board elections and budget votes will be delayed until June 9, and be conducted entirely through the mail, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday.
In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued
The executive order also delays local special district and village elections until Sept. 15.
All qualified voters will be sent an absentee ballot to vote in the June 9 election, with return postage paid.
“We’ve made great progress to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but we still don’t know when this pandemic will end and we don’t want to undo all the work we’ve already done to flatten the curve,” Cuomo said. “We don’t want to put New Yorkers in a situation where they are possibly putting their health at risk, so we are delaying school board elections and conducting them by mail and delaying all local special district and village elections to help limit any unnecessary exposure to this virus among both voters and poll workers.”