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Albany school board elections may soon switch to May. Here's why


Albany school board elections may soon switch to May. Here's why

If you’ve always lived and voted in Albany, it may not seem so unusual to cast your vote for a local school board candidate alongside your vote for mayor, governor or even president in the November general election.

That’s the way it’s always been done — since the 1970s in fact, when residents first gained the right to elect members of the school board in a major departure from the cronyism of the Erastus Corning II era.

But it’s not how most cities do it. Indeed, only Rochester and Syracuse hold school board elections in November. The nearly 700 other districts around the state hold elections on the third Tuesday in May, on the same day as their budget votes.

It’s something the current school board hopes to change, and for the first time in decades, it’s found some traction. A bill that passed the Legislature this month would move Albany’s school board elections from November to May, putting it in line with most other board elections in the state.

Source: Times Unition
Albany school board elections may soon switch to May. Here's why

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