DiNapoli: School District Budget Voter Participation More Than Tripled During COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 18:03

Voter participation for school district budgets statewide more than tripled to 1.6 million votes cast amid the COVID-19 lockdown for the 2020-21 school budget year, after in-person voting was temporarily suspended and replaced with absentee ballots. The results were similar to 2019 when only 1.6 percent of the budgets failed to pass on the first vote, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

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