Pursuant to Education Law § 2018(d), the deadline for the filing of the nominating petition for the office of member of the Board of Education has been extended to Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. By order of the Governor of New York State, this year’s annual meeting and election is to be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by absentee ballot. Accordingly, Executive Order 202.26 provides that every eligible voter in the District be sent an absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope.


In order to allow sufficient time for the District to create, print and mail out the absentee ballots to all eligible voters within the District, and for such voters to receive and mail back the ballots by June 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the District requests nominating petitions be filed no later than May 20, 2020. The District cannot guarantee that the name of any candidate nominated by a nominating petition filed after May 20, 2020 will appear on the absentee ballot. In the event the candidate’s name is unable to be printed on the ballot, a vote for the candidate would be completed via the write-in process. The District will provide notice on its website that such candidate has been so nominated and individuals wishing to vote for said candidate must do so by writing his or her name on the ballot in the blank space provided for write-in candidates.