Please note the following as per the New York State Governor's Executive Order 202.26,
1. Our Annual District Meeting (Budget Vote/Election) has been rescheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. All ballots must be received by 5 p.m.
2. The school vote will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.
3. All board candidate petitions must be received no later than May 11, 2020.
The 2020-2021 Budget Hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. and will be available for viewing here on the CRCS website.
A resident of the Cuba-Rushford Central School District shall be entitled to vote, who is:
1. A citizen of the United States;
2. At least 18 years of age by June 9, 2020;
3. A resident of the district for at least 30 days preceding the vote.
If you are not a registered voter, you may register at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application
Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 2.
Privacy Concerns over the Casting of Absentee Ballots - Legal Alert from the NYS School Boards Association
"The reason for sending this Legal Alert is twofold. First, it has come to our attention that some school districts have been receiving questions from voters in
receipt of an absentee ballot regarding concerns over the privacy of their vote and others finding out how they voted. More specifically, they think that because
the absentee ballot envelopes contain the name of each voter, others could link the individual voter to the vote. In their view, if the election inspector opens
Jane Doe's ballot envelope and removes and counts the ballot, he or she will know how Jane Doe voted.
Such a view, however, reflects a misunderstanding of how absentee ballots are actually counted, and NYSSBA recommends that school districts consider providing
to their respective communitities information about the absentee ballot counting process. It further recommends that districts sending out any such information
consult with their school attorney to ensure it is legally accurate and easy to understand.
Essentially, the Education Law provides that an envelope containing a returned absentee ballot is not to be opened until a determination is made that there is no
reason for rejecting the ballot, which could happen if, for example, the voter fails to provide the signature required by law to appear on the envelope containing
the ballot. Once such a determination is made and the envelope is opened, the ballot is withdrawn without unfolding and deposited into the proper ballot
box. As a result, at the time of counting, the ballots will not be linked to the envelope in which they were returned.
Second, regarding the requirement that the ballot be withdrawn from the envelope without unfolding, NYSSBA also wants to correct a contrary suggestion found in
the answer to question 17:32 in its School Law 37th Edition publication, and which some might be relying on. That question asks "How are absentee ballots
counted? The answer states that "(a)bsent any grounds for rejecting such ballot, the election inspectors will open the envelope containing the absentee ballot,
withdraw the ballot and deposit it unfolded in the proper ballot box..." Pursuant to the express language of the Education Law, absentee ballots must remain
folded until they are actually counted. It certainly was not our intention to create any confusion.