By executive order last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reset the school budget and trustees election statewide to Tuesday, June 9. Every voter will receive an absentee ballot with a postage-paid envelope to return it.
The order eliminates the traditional requirement that Board of Education candidates collect a sufficient number of petition signatures, but candidates must file their petitions 30 days before the election; that is, by May 10.
And the order allows public libraries to hold their votes in conjunction with the schools.
Also, any village election that was scheduled for March through June will be held Sept. 15. And any special district election other than fire, library, sewer or water will also take place that date.
–– Scott Brinton