School Budget Ballots Have New Mailing Deadline 6/16
Did you get a school budget ballot in the mail? Did it say that you had to mail it back by June 9, 2020? Were you like me and didn't even get the ballot in the mail until June 9?
If you didn't get frustrated and toss it in the trash, you still have time to have your vote be counted. Governor Cuomo signed an executive order that says you now have until June 16, 2020 to get that school budget ballot in the mail.
According to a press release, this is what the Governor had to say about why he extended the mail-in deadline:
"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," Governor 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."
So find it, fill it out and get it back in the mail. Your school district relies on your voice being heard.