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Deadlines extended in school budget, board elections

Mail-in date for presidential primary also pushed back

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Saying “No New Yorker should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the deadline for mail-in ballots in local school budget and school board elections, originally scheduled for Tuesday.

According to Sunday's exeutive order, hand-delivered ballots still must be received by 5 p.m. on June 9, according to a news release, but mail-in ballots may be received until June 16.

In the same executive order, the governor allowed absentee ballots in the state’s presidential primary to be counted if postmarked no later than June 23. This means voters may mail their ballots as late as the day of the election.