By Katie Bisaro
At the last Village Board meeting held on Mon., Aug 3, the Village of Warwick Board of Trustees amended the polling hours for the upcoming Village election to be held on Tues., Sept. 15. The polling hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Previously the polls opened at 6 a.m.
The election, which had been postponed from Mar. 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place at the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company, located at 25 Church St. Ext. in Warwick. COVID-19 safety measures and precautions will be in place, including mask requirements for voters and inspectors as well as social distancing.
Absentee ballots may be obtained from the Village Clerk via mail if applications are received in the Clerk’s office by Tues., Sept. 8. Absentee ballot applications are available on the Village website at www.villageofwarwick.org.
To apply and receive an absentee ballot in person, registered voters may do so in the Village Clerk’s office at Warwick Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick, by Mon., Sept. 14.
Absentee ballots must be received by election day in order to be counted. Any absentee ballots previously submitted have been preserved and will be provided to the election inspectors to be counted on Sept. 15.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, “temporary illness” is an acceptable reason to apply for and receive an absentee ballot.
Election Inspectors Appointed
The Board of Trustees also appointed four election inspectors – Mary-Ann Smith, Vanessa Mann, Victoria Hague and Janet Folino, as well as alternate inspector Catherine Linton.
Michael J. Batz, Sr. and Elizabeth Doty will serve as Machine Operators with Noel Thompson as the alternate for the upcoming election. Inspectors and Machine Operators are all paid at a rate of $13 per hour for their service on Village Election Day.
Residents who need to register to vote in the Village election must do so with the Orange County Board of Elections by Fri., Sept. 4. Visit the county website at www.orangecountygov.com for more information.
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