Annual School Budget Vote and Election
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (7:00 am-9:00 pm)
East Senior High School
4760 Seneca St
West Seneca, NY 14224
The District continues to closely monitor all current and future legal developments as they pertain to the District election and budget vote, including those regarding absentee ballots and school board candidate nominating petitions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, certain procedures and/or deadlines may change as required by law or consistent with state guidance. All District residents are encouraged to closely monitor the District’s website for the most up-to-date information concerning the upcoming annual vote.
Please contact the district clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 677-3136 should you have any questions.
March 8, 2021 - This morning, Governor Cuomo, signed Senate Bill 4430. Part of this Bill changed the required number of signatures for 2021 nominating petitions (for school board candidates) to be the greater of 25 or 2% of the 2019 vote. As such, candidates are now required to obtain 36 signatures, not 180.
March 5, 2021 - As of today, we expect the annual school budget vote and election to be held in person. We are planning and preparing to welcome voters to East Senior High School (4760 Seneca St, West Seneca) on Tuesday, May 18th from 7am-9pm. We are taking the necessary precautions to be sure we provide a safe environment for all voters.
In order to receive an absentee ballot, an absentee application must be completed and returned via mail or in person. The application must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the election, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be issued to the voter in person. Please note that the applications may be acquired by anyone but the ballot can only be given to the voter.
New York State Education Law Section 2018-d, and its corresponding regulations (Part 122 of the Commissioner’s Regulations), provide military voters the opportunity to vote by military ballot during school district elections. In relevant part, Section 2018-d and the Regulations specifically contemplate an application process for receipt of military ballots. An application must be completed every year for those who qualify. This law and regulation states that a military ballot may be requested for the following reasons:
- the military voter is in military service and by reason of such military service will be absent on the day of the election, or the military voter will be discharged from such military service within 30 days of the election; or
- the military voter is an eligible spouse, parent, child or dependent of a military voter.
Anyone interested in receiving a military ballot must complete the military ballot application below and return it to the district clerk by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021.