The East Greenbush Central School District mailed absentee ballots, approximately 22,000 of them, to every registered voter on Thursday afternoon. Voters should expect to receive their absentee ballots with postage paid return envelopes in the next day or two.
Voters are encouraged to fill out their ballots and return them by mail to: East Greenbush Central School District, 29 Englewood Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061. Ballots must be received at the district office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.
The new voting process for school budget votes and board elections was put in place by Governor Andrew Cuomo due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q&A: Budget Vote and Board Election
Q: When is this year’s budget vote and board election?
A: Tuesday, June 9.
Q: If schools are closed, what is the process for voting?
A: All registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope. Those voters should fill out their ballot and mail it back to the East Greenbush Central School District, 29 Englewood Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061. The district must receive ballots by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.
Q: How do I obtain a ballot if I am not already registered to vote?
A: To receive a ballot, you must be registered to vote. All in-person voter registration has been suspended by New York State. Individuals may register online at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles website.