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Cuomo postpones all village elections until April 28th primary

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 08:52:55-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Village elections are being postposed statewide by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

It’s an effort to keep New Yorker’s safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, his office said.

Now all elections will be delayed until the scheduled April 28th primary election.

"Our top priority has been keeping New Yorkers safe and stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus," Governor Cuomo said. "Public health officials have been clear that reducing density is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread, and delaying village elections will help ensure poll workers and voters are not potentially exposed to the virus and at the same time maintain integrity in our election system."