Czarny, the Onondaga County commissioner, said it will be a challenge for election workers to prepare for holding two primary elections in a new, compressed schedule.
Absentee ballots for the August election would have to be mailed out in early July, just as election officials are working to certify the June election, he said.
“This was not something we planned for or that I welcome, but it’s something we’ll get done,” Czarny said. “This will bust our budgets. This is going to be quite a burden for every board of elections, and we’ll be putting in a lot of overtime to get it done.”