April 24, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order To Make Sure Every New Yorker Automatically Receives A Postage-Paid Absentee Ballot Application

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Governor Previously Issued Executive Order Allowing All New Yorkers to Vote Absentee in June 23 Primary Elections

 

New York State Revenues Estimated to Decline by $13.3 Billion from Executive Budget Forecast; $61 Billion Shortfall Over Financial Plan Period of FY 2021 to FY 2024 Due to COVID-19

 

Confirms 8,130 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 271,590; New Cases in 46 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will issue an Executive Order mandating that the New York State Board of Elections automatically mail every New Yorker a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot. Earlier this month, the Governor issued an Executive Order allowing all New Yorkers to vote absentee in the June 23rd primary election.

 

 

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The Governor also outlined the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state. New York State revenues are estimated to decline by $13.3 billion - or 14 percent - from the Executive Budget forecast. Additionally, the revenues are estimated to decline by $61 billion over the financial plan period of FY 2021 to FY 2024.

 

 

I am issuing an Executive Order to ensure every New York voter automatically receives a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot

Governor Cuomo

"We're making great progress to flatten the curve and decrease the spread of infection, but we don't know when this pandemic will end and we can't put democracy on hold," Governor Cuomo said. "I am issuing an Executive Order to ensure every New York voter automatically receives a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot because no New Yorker should have to choose between their health and their right to vote."

 

 

Governor Cuomo Holds Briefing on COVID-19 Response - 4/24

Finally, the Governor confirmed 8,130 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 271,590 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 271,590 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

805

47

Allegany

31

1

Broome

232

8

Cattaraugus

39

2

Cayuga

39

2

Chautauqua

27

1

Chemung

79

3

Chenango

84

2

Clinton

53

1

Columbia

129

6

Cortland

25

0

Delaware

51

1

Dutchess

2,517

57

Erie

2,603

153

Essex

22

0

Franklin

13

0

Fulton

29

1

Genesee

127

1

Greene

90

1

Hamilton

3

0

Herkimer

56

2

Jefferson

58

2

Lewis

9

0

Livingston

44

3

Madison

106

0

Monroe

1199

47

Montgomery

39

0

Nassau

32,765

641

Niagara

332

37

NYC

150,473

4,618

Oneida

323

6

Onondaga

639

39

Ontario

73

0

Orange

7,155

339

Orleans

60

1

Oswego

51

2

Otsego

50

0

Putnam

619

4

Rensselaer

198

7

Rockland

10,091

263

Saratoga

278

13

Schenectady

297

9

Schoharie

21

0

Schuyler

7

0

Seneca

18

0

St. Lawrence

144

5

Steuben

171

0

Suffolk

30,606

1,039

Sullivan

628

48

Tioga

40

0

Tompkins

121

2

Ulster

976

34

Warren

122

3

Washington

83

3

Wayne

53

0

Westchester

26,633

674

Wyoming

43

2

Yates

11

0

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