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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Recognizing Juneteenth as a Holiday for State Employees

Jun
18
2020

Governor Will Advance Legislation to Make Juneteenth an Official State Holiday Next Year

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees, in recognition of the official emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. The Governor will also advance legislation to make Juneteenth an official state holiday next year.

"Friday is Juneteenth - a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States - and it's a day that is especially relevant in this moment in history," Governor Cuomo said. "Although slavery ended over 150 years ago, there has still been rampant, systemic discrimination and injustice...| read more ››

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot for the June 23rd Primary (for Suffolk County Residents)

May
12
2020

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot for the June 23rd Primary (for Suffolk County Residents)

Please see the attached pdf.

Governor Cuomo has issued several Executive Orders modifying the voting process to make it easier to vote safely. These orders apply only to the Primary being held on June 23rd.

• The signature requirement of the Absentee Ballot Application has been waived, allowing electronic

filing of Application/Request.

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Opposition emerges to proposed apartments in industrial park

Apr
28
2020

Members of a Smithtown civic group said a proposal by town officials to allow apartments in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge would bring congestion and increase demands on public services like fire, police and schools. 

The proposal is of a “size and density unseen in 50 years in Smithtown, and they’re doing it in the middle of a pandemic where people are focused on keeping their families safe,” said James Bouklas, president of We Are Smithtown. 

Read more at: Newsday| read more ››

Voters to be mailed applications for absentee ballots for June primaries

Apr
25
2020

ALBANY – All voters will be mailed applications for absentee ballots to vote in the June primary elections in order to help avoid any threat of contracting the COVID-19 virus at polling places, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday...

... “Polls would be open,” Cuomo said Friday. “You have both options.”

 

The temporary order applies only through the June 23 election. That is the date of New York’s presidential primary and all federal, state and local special elections and primaries....

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