Village special election postponed until September

Pursuant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.26, which was issued the evening of May 1, 2020, all village elections scheduled to take place in March, April, May, and June of 2020 have been postponed and rescheduled to Sept. 15, 2020. The village’s election was originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 16.

In village elections for which ballot access was incomplete when petitioning was suspended, the Executive Order states that the petitioning process will continue to be on hold until the NY on Pause Order ceases, subject to a process determined by a future Executive Order.

While current elected village officials will remain in office until the rescheduled election is held on Sept. 15, the newly elected officials will assume office when the results of the election are certified pursuant to Election Law 15-126.

Special election to fill remainder of Village Board term

The Village of Williamsville will hold an election on Sept. 15, 2020, for the purpose of finishing the remainder of the one-year trustee term ending June 30, 2021.

The seat to be elected is currently held by Trustee John Murphy, who was appointed to the post in July 2019.

See the above update for more information.

Village Election Procedure

Village of Williamsville elections are generally held in odd years, on the third Tuesday in June.

Elected officials take office the first Monday in July.

Full terms of office are four years each. There are no term limits.

The Village Board consists of four trustees and a mayor. Also elected every four years is the term of village justice.

The Election Officer is the Village Clerk.

For information on running for office, visit either the website of the New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, or the state Board of Elections site.