June 9 school budget vote and board election absentee ballot information

In an executive order issued on Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Ballots being mailed to qualified voters; Due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9

Absentee ballots are being sent automatically to approximately 18,000 qualified voters and should be received by June 1. Envelopes with pre-paid return postage will also be provided. Qualified voters are individuals who are U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, and have resided in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

If you are a qualified voter and you do not receive a ballot by this date or if you meet the definition of a qualified voter but do not believe you will be on school district’s poll list, please contact District Clerk Cynthia Gagnon at cgagnon@niskyschools.org or (518) 377-4666, ext. 50706 to ensure timely receipt of an absentee ballot for the 2020 school election.

Absentee ballots must be received by the district by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Ballots can be mailed or placed in boxes that will be located at the main entrance of Niskayuna High School and at the entrance to the District Office near the corner of Van Antwerp Road and Dexter Street. These boxes will be available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. no later than June 4.