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§ 2602. Annual and special school district meetings. 1. Except as
otherwise provided in this chapter, including the provisions of this
article, an annual school election shall be held on the same day as the
annual budget vote pursuant to the provisions of article forty-one of
this chapter in each city school district, except that the city school
district of the city of Albany shall conduct its annual election
separately on the day specified in subdivision nine of section
twenty-five hundred two of this chapter.

2. Except as otherwise provided in section twenty-six hundred one-a
of this article, special school district meetings may be called in each
city school district by the board of education thereof in accordance
with sections two thousand four and two thousand seven of this chapter,
whenever such board shall deem it necessary and proper.

3. Notwithstanding any provisions of article forty-one of this
chapter to the contrary, the polls of such annual and special district
meetings shall be open during such consecutive hours, not less than
nine, beginning not earlier than seven o'clock in the forenoon, and two
of which hours shall be after six o'clock in the evening, as the board
of education shall by resolution determine.

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