March Elections and Special Ballot Question
Tuesday, March 20th is Election Day for South Nyack Village Officials. Voting will take place at the South Nyack Village Hall between the hours of noon and 9:00pm. The Trustees and I encourage all registered voters to come out and cast their vote.
This year the ballot will include a referendum ballot question which will ask our voters if the Village’s March annual election can be changed to the General Election Day in November. A November election would be in line with the majority of municipalities in the County. Nyack and Piermont were among the villages that recently moved their election from March to November.
Please consider supporting this referendum. The Rockland County Board of Elections would run our election and maintain our election documents; therefore eliminating that financial burden from the Village. Currently our Village incurs the costs of paying Election Inspectors as well as the Village Clerk’s time required to handle election procedures.
Historically only 10% of our residents who vote in the November election come out to vote in March for the Village Election. If our election were moved to the General Election Day in November, South Nyack voters would also benefit by having the longer 6:00am – 9:00pm poll hours.
I am hoping that between the longer poll hours and the convenience of voting for our South Nyack Officials while also casting votes for County, State and National Officials, a larger number of our residents will come out to make their voices heard.
Thank you for your continued support and for your consideration of this matter.