If you are not already registered to vote in the Fallsburg Central School District, and meet the above qualifications, you may register to vote in the Central Office located in the Jr./Sr. High School on May 10, 2017 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Download an absentee ballot application found to the right of this page.
Absentee ballots are available for voters who are residents of the district but will not be able to physically vote in their polling place. To vote by absentee ballot, complete an absentee ballot application and return it to the District Clerk. Your ballot will be mailed to you upon receipt of a completed application.
Completed applications must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. Completed applications must be received by the district clerk at least one day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Anyone can pick-up multiple absentee ballot applications, but only the voter can personally pick-up an absentee ballot.
Completed absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 16, 2017.
For more information, contact the district clerk's office at 845-434-6800 ext. 1215.
Q: Do districts have to make absentee ballots available?
A: Yes. All school districts are required by law to make absentee ballots available to qualified voters for the election of school board members, school district public library trustees, the adoption of the annual budget, and school district public library budgets and referenda.
Q: Who is entitled to an absentee ballot?
A: Any qualified voter who is unable to vote in person due to illness or physical disability, hospitalization, incarceration (unless incarcerated for conviction of a felony), travel outside the voter’s county or city of residence for employment or business reasons, studies, or vacation on the day of the election.
Q: Can a resident with dual home ownership vote in person in one district and by absentee ballot in the other?
A: No. A person may have only one legal residence or domicile for purposes of voting at a school district election. Without proof of permanent residence, the owner of a home within a school district would not be entitled to an absentee ballot.
Board of Education Election
In addition to voting on the proposed budget, district residents vote to elect Board of Education members each year. All candidates must file a petition and meet the following criteria:
- Must be able to read and write
- Must be a qualified voter of the district, that is, he/she must be a citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years or older
- Not be a convicted felon or have been adjudged incompetent
- Must be and has been a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election but need not be a taxpayer
- May be the only member of his/her family on the school board (defined as those within the same household)
- May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office
- Must not have been removed from a school district office within one year of the election
- May not be a current employee of the district