Village elections postponed to September

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The Village of Flower Hill is one of a number of local municipalities that will see its election rescheduled to Sept. 15. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

An executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo has officially postponed village elections until Tuesday, Sept. 15.

In the order, issued May 1, Cuomo declared that “any village election previously scheduled to be held in March, April, May, or June will be held on September 15, 2020.”

The order also states that village elections with “fully determined” ballots at the time of the order will maintain their ballots.

Local villages that originally scheduled their elections in March include Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, East Hills, Port Washington North, Munsey Park, Baxter Estates, Plandome, Plandome Manor, Plandome Heights, Flower Hill, Great Neck Plaza, Great Neck Estates, Thomaston, Kensington, Saddle Rock, Russell Gardens, Floral Park, East Williston and Mineola. All of them, as well as villages with elections scheduled in June, such as Old Westbury and Manorhaven, will hold elections on Sept. 15.

“Any village election postponed by Executive Order originally scheduled for a date in March, April, May or June of 2020 for which the ballot was fully determined at the time of this Executive Order shall proceed with the same ballot as would have been used at such prior election,” the order reads. “If such ballots were already printed, such ballots may be used at the September 15, 2020 election despite containing thereon the original date of the election.”

All provision of election law or village law otherwise applicable to the manner of conducting such an election in March, April, May or June, shall apply to the date of Sept. 15, according to the order.  Any village elections previously postponed for which ballots were not completed at the time of such suspension shall be conducted, though.

 

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