Budget & School Board Vote – June 9, 2020

All New York State budget/Board member elections will take place by mail.

Ballots for the Northport – East Northport UFSD Budget Vote and School Board Elections will be mailed to each eligible voter next weekend. 

Completed ballots MUST be received by the district clerk by June 9th. To ensure your vote counts, it is suggested you mail your completed ballots no later than June 6th.

Residents of other school districts should call their Central Office for mailing timelines.

School Budget Vote Postponed

The New York State 2020 School Board Elections and Budget Votes are postponed from May 19 to June 9. School districts are being asked to mail Absentee Ballots to all residents. Additional information will be posted about the Northport – East Northport elections when it becomes available.

Time out for a laugh!

Miriam Feinstein wanted shared this with our members:

TWELVE COMMANDMENTS FOR SENIORS 
#1 – Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice. 
#2 – “In Style” are the clothes that still fit. 
 #3 – You don’t need anger management. You need people to stop pissing you off. 
 #4 – Your people skills are just fine. It’s your tolerance for idiots that needs work. 
 #5 – The biggest lie you tell yourself is, “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.” 
 #6 – “On time” is when you get there. 
 #7 – Even duct tape can’t fix stupid – but it sure does muffle the sound. 
 #8 – It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle- free and three sizes smaller?   
 #9 – Lately, you’ve noticed people your age are so much older than you. 
 #10 – Growing old should have taken longer. 
#11 – Aging has slowed you down, but it hasn’t shut you up.  #12 – You still haven’t learned to act your age and hope you never will. 
 And one more: 
 “One for the road” means peeing before you leave the house. 

 

NYS Election Updates

The Presidential Primary in NY has been cancelled. The only people voting in NY on June 23 will be those who live in a district where there is a state or congressional primary.  They will be mailed absentee ballot applications or have the option of “in person” voting. So far, the school budget and school board elections have not been scheduled.  We will continue to keep are members posted as development unfold.

Meanwhile, you can still request an absentee ballot to have in the event that the rules for submitting them are subsequently amended for the general election in November.

Download and print the PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form: Download English Form.

The mailing addresses for the Long Island Boards of Elections are:

Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Avenue
P. O. Box 700
Yaphank, NY 11980
Nassau County Board of Elections
240 Old Country Road - 5th Floor
PO Box 9002
Mineola, NY 11501

Important!!

From New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Have Peace of Mind that Your Pension Benefits are Secure
Like all investors, the state’s pension fund has faced challenges this year. Fortunately, we’re well-funded and the benefits of public workers are secure. We want to assure the more than one million men and women who rely on the state pension fund for retirement security that we are well-positioned to weather the ongoing volatility. To our retirees, your pensions are safe and we will continue to pay your benefits as scheduled each and every month as promised. For some time, we’ve been making adjustments in expectation of a downturn in the economy. We’re actively managing through these difficult times and are confident the markets will ultimately recover

Know Your Retirement Benefits if You Get Sick
The unfortunate reality is that some public workers may become seriously ill or die from this virus. If tragedy befalls them before their retirement becomes effective their beneficiaries could lose out. I applaud Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order that waives the standard waiting period after filing for service retirement benefits to ensure their families will get the benefits meant for them. I want to make sure that we’re fulfilling our promises to public workers.