Precautionary measures are being taken for the Village of Cooperstown Village election to be held Wednesday, March 18 from noon to 9pm at the Village Fire Hall, 24 Chestnut St., Cooperstown in response to COVID-19 prevention. Hand sanitizer will be available for use by both election personnel and the voters. Additionally routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces with products that have been approved to be effective against the virus as recommended by the CDC will occur at the polling place.
Voters should be aware that the markers provided at the polling site are the only ones that can be utilized for the ballots. They are provided by Otsego County Board of Elections and are specific for use with the voting machines. Other markers would cause damage to the voting machines.
Anyone who has an illness is able to obtain absentee ballots through March 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Village Office or have someone pickup the application for you. The application must then be returned to the Village Office in order to obtain a ballot. You may designate someone to pick up the ballot for you if you are unable to do it yourself. Absentee ballots cannot be obtained the day of the election. All absentee ballots must be received by 9 PM on Election Day, March 18 in order to be counted. Anyone with questions or in need of further information should contact Teri Barown, Village Administrator at (607) 547-2411.