Deadline changes for absentee ballot applications in Yates for referendum

Posted 5 June 2024 at 1:00 pm

Vote will be June 20 whether to acquire 153 acres to expand town park

Press Release, Town of Yates

YATES – The Town of Yates has changed the deadlines for applications for absentee ballots for the upcoming special election for the Yates Town Park expansion proposition.

The new extended deadlines for registered Yates voters are:

  • Thursday, June 13, at 4:30pm is the deadline for an absentee voter to have their application for absentee ballot be received by mail by the Yates Town Clerk.
  • Wednesday, June 19, at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline for the Town Clerk to receive an application for an absentee ballot if it is delivered personally by the voter or by his/her agent.

The deadline to submit their actual absentee ballots has not changed – it is election day.  All absentee ballots must be hand-delivered by the voter’s designated agent or, if mailed, the absentee ballot must be postmarked to the Yates Town Clerk no later than June 20 at 8  p.m.

The special election for in-person voters will take place on Thursday, June 20 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Yates Town Hall (8 S. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098).

The ballot referendum will read: “Utilizing grant funds, shall the Town of Yates be authorized to purchase 153.3 acres from NYSEG for $700,000 to expand the Yates Town Park?  YES or NO”

There will be two public meetings open to all and attended by town board members to discuss the proposal and to answer questions: Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Yates Town Hall; and Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Yates Town Park (north terminus of Morrison Road).

Yates Supervisor Jim Simon encourages people to attend the public forums, to email him (, or to call him (716-946-2075) if there are any questions.