Absentee Ballot Voting Information

UPDATE May 29, 2020

Click here for an update about when absentee ballots will arrive and how to complete and submit your absentee ballot to ensure your vote is counted.


May 15, 2020

In the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting this year will take place using absentee ballots only, per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. Every eligible voter will receive an absentee ballot and a postage paid return envelope in the mail. All completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Office no later than June 9, 2020.

Qualified voters of the Cairo-Durham Central School District who have registered to vote and those who have voted in a Cairo-Durham election/vote during the past four years will receive absentee ballots by mail. A qualified voter who does not receive an absentee ballot must request one (PDF).

To be a qualified voter you must be:

  • a US Citizen at least 18 years old by June 9, 2020
  • a School District resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote
  • not otherwise unable to register for or vote at an election in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-106 of the election law.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no personal voter registration held at school district offices prior to the June 9 vote. Anyone who meets the definition of a “qualified voter” but has not registered to vote may request an absentee ballot by submitting a completed absentee ballot request form (PDF) to the Board Clerk (at bragostinoni@cairodurham.org or the District Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).