Monday, June 8, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Governor recently released an Executive Order (202.39) with respect to the June 9, 2020 budget vote and election of board members. This Executive Order extends the time by which mailed ballots may be received by the District. Therefore, absentee ballots must be mailed to the district through 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2020 using the prepaid return envelopes provided with the ballots mailed to every CCS household. The Executive Order does not require that the mailing be postmarked by June 9, 2020. No new ballots will be issued after June 9, 2020.
Please note that ballots may not be dropped off or hand-delivered at this point in time.
The district clerk and appointed assistant election clerks/inspectors will begin canvassing absentee ballots on June 16th at 5:01 p.m in Room 127, of the Junior/Senior High School, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown . Any qualified voters who wishes to observe this process can stop by the junior/senior high school main entrance after 5:00 p.m.
For more information about the 2020-2021 Budget and Board of Education candidates, visit https://bit.ly/CCSProgposed20202021Budget.
A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States, (2) at least eighteen (18) years old, (3) a resident of the School District for at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual vote and election and (4) who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provision of section 5-106 of the Election Law.
JUNE 1, 2020
The Cooperstown Central School District Budget Vote and Election is scheduled for June 9, 2020 by absentee ballot ONLY.
A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued is available here on this LIST OF INDIVIDUALS for inspection by any qualified voter of the District until June 9, 2020, 5:00 pm. Any qualified voter can challenge a person's qualification to vote by submitting a written challenge to Wendy Lansing, Clerk of the Board of Education, by no later than the time the voter goes to the polls to vote.
A qualified voter is one who is (1) A citizen of the United States. (2) At least eighteen (18) years old. (3) A resident of the School District for at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual vote and election and (4) Who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provision of section 5-106 of the Election Law.
Wendy Lansing, Clerk of the Board
June 1, 2020