Dear New Rochelle residents,
As you know, the Budget vote is being conducted by
ballot, with completed ballots due no later than June 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. All ballots will be mailed out to the community today. The letter you will receive contains a stamped and self-addressed envelope.
You must put the BALLOT INTO BOTH ENVELOPES. You must sign, date and seal the first envelope – the "OATH envelope" – then insert the OATH envelope into the return envelope addressed to the district.
We have also arranged to have a lockbox
cart stationed on the ground floor at City Hall, near the security guard. New Rochelle voters may drop off their absentee ballots for our Annual Election/Vote scheduled to end on June 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. This is a valuable service for our voters, as some fear that if they return the completed ballot via mail, it may not make the deadline.
The dates for ballot drop-off at City Hall are:
· Monday-Friday, June 1 through June 5, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
· Monday, June 8, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 p.m.; and
· Tuesday, June 9, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 p.m.
If you are dropping off the ballot in person, approach the City Hall entrance from the parking lot off Beaufort Place. You will not be able to enter City Hall as it is closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a security guard will be present. If you tell the guard you are there to vote, the guard will alert Mr. Ron Fortune, a District employee, election Board of Registration Member and Certified Election Inspector. Mr. Fortune will bring the lockbox cart to you. Insert your envelope(s) into the slot in the lockbox.
Mr. Fortune will be responsible for the lockbox at all time. He will follow social distancing guidelines, and will wear a mask and gloves.
The canvas of the vote will begin on June 9, 2020 after 5 p.m. Every effort will be made to count the votes in one night, but this is dependent to the number of votes received. The canvasing process will be live streamed for transparency. Nurses will be present during the canvassing.
Whether you mail in your ballot or deliver it in person, please be sure to participate in the vote. In the face of the challenges brought to us by the global pandemic, your right to vote is as important as ever, and we will do everything we can to ensure that this most important process is safeguarded and proceeds effectively and efficiently.