For the latest information concerning COVID-related changes to the election dates and voter registration deadlines, please visit the Voter Info page of our website.
Follow this link to view all NYS Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor. Additional information will be posted when available.
For the latest information concerning COVID-related changes to the election dates and voter registration deadlines, please visit the “Voter Info page”https://lwvs.org/voterinfo.html of our website.
[[Follow this link for the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Situation Summary”<+https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html> concerning COVID-19.
*New York Democratic Presidential Primary, which had been cancelled by the Democratic members of the New York Board of Elections, has now been reinstated for Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in accordance with a ruling by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres that the cancellation was unconstitutional. All other federal, state, and local elections that had been scheduled for June 23, 2020, are still on. Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring Boards of Elections to send all voters a postage-paid absentee ballot application for any primary or special elections to be held on that date. Boards of Elections must also make available at their offices a voting system that is accessible for voters wishing to mark their ballot privately and independently.
*All village & town elections scheduled to be held in March, April, May, or June will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
*School board/budget elections are scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and will be held via mail with return postage included. Each school district will send out postcard notice which details the date of the election, date of budget hearing, definition of qualified voter, and an absentee ballot.
The Governor’s order recognizes that absentee ballot requests submitted before his Executive Orders on absentee voting will still be valid without further action by the voter.
Follow this link to view all “NYS Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor”<+https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders>. Additional information will be posted when available.
Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 has been postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections. Absentee ballots for the Village Election received on or before March 18, 2020, are still considered valid at this time, absent any further Governor’s Executive Orders or new State laws providing otherwise. For more information, follow this link to the New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) “FAQ page dated April 14, 2020, concerning postponed March Village Elections”<+https://www.nycom.org/images/documents/COVID19/Village_Elections_FAQs_-_Postponed_Elections._April_14.pdf>.
[[The League of Women Voters of the United States officially calls on all states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to expand no-excuse absentee voting and mail-in ballots for the duration of the 2020 election cycle. In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, it is imperative for state election officials to address voters’ and poll workers’ fears by limiting the need to cast an in-person ballot. The time to act is now. Follow this link to read the full “LWVUS press release”<+https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/lwv-calls-states-expand-absentee-and-mail-voting>. Also, please see “NYS Senate Bill 8015A”<+https://www.nysenate.gov//legislation/bills/2019/S8015> relating to absentee voting.
To advocate for no-excuse absentee voting in New York State during the 2020 election season, please contact our elected officials:
“Assemblywoman Amy Paulin”<+https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Amy-Paulin/contact>
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
“Governor Andrew Cuomo”<+https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form>]]