We have received another update regarding the election and budget vote. Please see the message from the Beacon City School District Superintendent below. I will bring you updates as we receive them.
Kristen Salierno, Director
Dear Beacon City School District Community:
I want to provide an update about the absentee ballots for our budget and school board election. We contracted with a company named NTS Data to print and mail our absentee ballots to all of our registered voters. NTS Data is a company we have worked with on our elections for several years and many districts in New York State and the area have as well.
On Friday, May 29 NTS Data informed us that they were having trouble with our ballot mailing due to an envelope shortage and supply chain issue. This is an issue that about 50 districts in New York are also having with NTS Data. While NTS Data is working to solve this problem we are working on developing an alternate plan to provide ballots to registered voters in the community in a timely manner.
I am sorry for this issue and I will update the community by Monday afternoon on our next steps regarding the election.
To our community members:
On Friday May 1 st the Governor announced in Executive Order 202.26 that school district public libraries would have to hold their budget votes and elections via absentee ballots this year. In light of that announcement the library’s vote will be held in conjunction with the school district’s vote. That means you will receive one ballot with both the school vote and the library vote. These will be mailed to residents at the end of the month.
Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order also amended the process for running for the Board of Trustees. Community members who are interested in running for the Board of Trustees may complete the form that is available on our website. The deadline for these declarations is Monday, May 11 at 5:00 P.M. Information about the budget and the duties of a Trustee are available there as well.
Thank you for your constant support of the Howland Public Library and we look forward to continuing to serve you through this challenging time.