May 05, 2020 Timeline for Revised “Super Tuesday” – June 9, 2020
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
Below are the important dates and deadlines for the adjourned 2020 Budget Vote and Election:
- May 11:*
Deadline for submission of Nominating Petitions for School Board Candidates by 5:00 p.m. in the Office of the District Clerk [30 days before the Vote] [May 20 for Small City School Districts – 20 days before the Vote].
- May 11:*
Deadline to receive Voter Propositions that are not required by law to be included in the legal notice for the Vote [at least 30 days before the Vote].
- May 12:
District must publish the legal notice two times before the Vote, with the first publication occurring no later than May 12.
- May 15:
Military ballots to be sent [May 26 for Small City School Districts].
Last day for Budget Adoption (see below – based on the last day to submit the Property Tax Report Card).
- May 22:
Last day for submission to SED of the Property Tax Report Card – the Property Tax Report Card must be submitted to SED by the close of business the day after the Board adopts the Budget and the Property Tax Report Card, but no later than May 22 [18 days before the Vote].
Permissible dates for the Public Hearing on the Budget [7-14 days before the Vote].
Permissible dates for the last day of Voter Registration [not more than 14 days nor less than five days before the Vote] [May 26 for Small City School Districts – not less than two weeks before the Vote].
- May 26-June 9:
Dates during which copies of the Budget must be made available upon request to residents [during the 14 days before the Vote and on the day of the Vote]. The budget and attachments must also be posted to the school district’s website.
- June 3:
Deadline to mail the Budget Notice to all qualified Voters [any time after the Budget Hearing, but no later than six days before the Vote].
- June 9:
School District Budget Vote and Board of Education Election (by Absentee Ballots)
If you have any questions about these deadlines, please contact Mara Harvey or one of our other attorneys by calling (631) 694-2300.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
* When a legal deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.
 The Executive Order does not revise any of the laws involving the Military Ballot. To qualify to receive a Military Ballot, a resident must still submit an application.
 The NYSED must make its compilation available electronically at least by June 2, 2020.
 The District must allow public comment during the budget hearing. Please make sure that all procedures are included in the Legal Notice.