Budget vote/board election updates: Counting of ballots now begins after 5 p.m. on June 16

Minisink valley vote sign Attention Minisink Valley school community:

Pursuant to Gov. Cuomo’s June 7 executive order 202.39 on this year’s school budget vote/board elections, all conducted by absentee ballots, please be aware of the following

In-person ballot drop-off to the district clerk’s office will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.  Per the executive order, any receptacle (ballot box) used for hand delivery of absentee ballots in the vote/election shall be closed and removed at 5 p.m. on June 9.

Only mail-in ballots will be accepted through Tuesday, June 16.  Counting of ballots will begin after 5 p.m. on June 16.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no counting of ballots on June 9.

Thank you for your attention to this important information.

Gov. Cuomo’s statement extending the deadline to submit school budget ballots

Gov. Cuomo’s executive order