The budget vote and board election scheduled for May 19 has been postponed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. A new date has not yet been determined. More info…

Written by on April 29, 2020

School elections are statutorily required to be held on the third Tuesday in May. However, under Executive Order 202.13, issued by Governor Cuomo on March 30, 2020, school elections were formally postponed “until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.” 

The circulation, filing, and collection of any nominating petition under the Education Law will not be due until 30 days before the adjourned date once determined.

Without a firm election date, then, there are no deadlines for many of the numerous requirements relating to school elections.  These deadlines include (but are not limited to) the following: (a) the publication of legal notices; (b) the filing of board candidate petitions; (c) the budget hearing; (d) when residents may obtain a copy of the budget statement; (e) when an absentee voter must apply for their ballot; (f) when a military voter must apply for their ballot; (g) when absentee and military voters must be provided their ballot; (h) when a list of voters to whom absentee and military ballots were issued must be available for public inspection; (i) in districts with personal registration, when the register of voters will be available for public inspection; (j) the submission of propositions by voters for placement on the ballot; (k) when each of the 3 candidate expenditure statements are due; (l) when the budget notice must be mailed to qualified voters; (m) when a copy of the property tax report card must be submitted to SED; and (n) the date by which the District Clerk must pull names for the order of candidates on the ballot.