Yorktown-Somers School District Voters Guide

YORKTOWN, NY — New York residents are asked to vote on their local school district’s budget and board of education by mail this year because of the new coronavirus pandemic. New York’s 700 districts ordered absentee ballots and envelopes for every registered voter.

That meant that problems such as the paper shortage plaguing communities during the beginning of the pandemic became problems for the districts.

Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5 p.m. June 9 though some political officials are trying to have the deadline extended.

Here are fast facts about the ballot in Yorktown and Somers.

Yorktown School District

Voting information

Board of Education

There are three candidates running for two Board of Education positions: They are incumbent Anthony D’Alessandro, incumbent Michael Magnani andElizabeth Anderson Scully. School trustees serve three year terms and are unpaid.

School budget

  • Proposed for 2020-21: $99,700,000

  • Increase over current spending: 1.55 percent

  • Tax levy increase: 2.68 percent

If not mailed, ballots can be dropped off at the YCSD Central Administration Building, 2725 Crompond Road in Yorktown.

Somers School District

Voting information

Board of Education

There are three candidates running for two Board of Education positions: They are incumbent MaryRose Joseph, incumbent Lindsay Portnoy and Rodric Rabbah. School trustees serve three year terms and are unpaid.

School budget

  • Proposed for 2020-21: $94,658,822

  • Increase over current spending: 1.05 percent

  • Tax levy increase: 1.69 percent

If not mailed, ballots can be dropped off Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Somers Middle School. The lock box will be outside the middle school by the regular entrance, monitored by a security guard.

This article originally appeared on the Yorktown-Somers Patch

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