Village elections moved from March 18 to April 28

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 March 2020 at 8:06 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order today, pushing back the village election scheduled for March 18 to April 28.

Albion, Lyndonville and Medina all were planning on elections this Wednesday. The change was made in response to concerns about the coronavirus.

The new date also aligns with the upcoming presidential primary in New York.

In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an executive order delaying village elections statewide until the April 28 primary election.

“Our top priority has been keeping New Yorkers safe and stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus,” Governor Cuomo said. “Public health officials have been clear that reducing density is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread, and delaying village elections will help ensure poll workers and voters are not potentially exposed to the virus and at the same time maintain integrity in our election system.”

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