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Annual LCSD Budget Vote and BOE Election Takes on New Look
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Dear Liverpool Central School District Community Members:
I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. In just a few short months our lives have changed dramatically. There is very little left that hasn’t been impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.
This includes how we vote.
On Friday, May 1, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order regarding the annual LCSD Budget Vote and Board of Education elections. What would typically take place on the third Tuesday in May at one of our district buildings will now be held remotely on Tuesday, June 9. The vote will take place exclusively by absentee ballots.
How will this work?
The district will mail out absentee ballots to all registered LCSD voters, with a postage paid return envelope on or about May 26. Voters will have until 5 p.m. on June 9 to submit their absentee ballot for inclusion in the vote. Any absentee ballots received after 5 p.m. that day will be deemed invalid.
Unlike years past, budget and board candidate results will not be available immediately after voting is closed. Members of the Onondaga County Board of Elections will assist the district in counting ballots, and that process will take some time.
Who is eligible to vote?
Eligible voters must be:
- Citizens of the United States;
- 18 years of age or older;
- Residents of the school district for at least a 30-day period immediately preceding the election; and
- Registered with the district Board of Voter Registration or the Onondaga County Board of Elections.
Residents who are not registered with the district can do so on Tuesday, June 2, at the District Office (195 Blackberry Road in Bayberry) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (more details to follow).
Where can I learn more about the proposed budget and BOE candidates?
Information regarding the budget will be posted on the LCSD Web site (www.liverpool.k12.ny.us) and sent to LCSD families in the Budget Edition of the School Bell, the district newsletter. The LCSD Board of Education also will hold a virtual public hearing regarding the proposed 2020-2021 budget on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. A link to the public hearing broadcast will be posted on the district’s Board Docs Web site and announced on the LCSD Web site the morning of the meeting.
Dr. Mark F. Potter
Superintendent of Schools