COLONIE — Anyone who did not receive an absentee ballot to vote in the North Colonie School District by Saturday, June 6, is encouraged to pick one up in person at the district office on Fiddler’s Lane.
Anyone concerned their ballot will not be received by the state mandated deadline of June 9 at 5 p.m. can drop off their ballots at marked receptacles at the front entrance of Blue Creek, Boght Hills, Forts Ferry, Latham Ridge, Loudonville, Southgate, Shaker Junior High and Shaker Senior High and the Goodrich School (district office) or Maplewood School.
Individuals can drop their ballots in any of these boxes beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6 through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.
“Despite the district meeting all deadlines for providing required information, unanticipated delays occurred beyond the district’s control in the outside vendor’s production and delivery of the ballots,” said Superintendent Joseph Corr.
Districts across the state that were using a third-party vendor are having a difficult time securing enough return, pre-paid envelopes stamped with the district’s indicia on them to mail to all eligible voters.
To pick up a ballot in North Colonie, individuals will need to show proof of residency, examples include a driver’s license, lease or utility bill.
Questions can be directs to the district clerk at [email protected] or by calling (518) 785-8591, ext. 3126.
This year’s budget vote is generally in mid-May but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was later determined all districts must hold their votes by absentee ballot.