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Voting Information

RE-VOTE ON THE 2024-25 SCHOOL BUDGET

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | Presentation to begin at 6:00 pm
Public Hearing Presentation on the Revised 2024-25 School Budget
High School Cafeteria | Open to the Public

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | Polls open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
RE-VOTE on the 2024-25 School Budget
Middle School Aux Gym | Open to all Qualified Voters*
 
*Per NYS Law, "A qualified voter is a person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the meeting at which he or she offers to vote, and who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law."

NEW  LEGAL NOTICE FOR THE SCHOOL BUDGET RE-VOTE ON JUNE 18, 2024. Information on obtaining an absentee, early vote by mail, or military ballot is in the legal notice and below, with updated deadlines in the legal notice. If you have questions, please contact the District Clerk:  (315) 655-1317.


ANNUAL BUDGET VOTE & SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | Presentation to begin at 6:30 pm
Budget Public Hearing Presentation
High School Auditorium | Open to the Public

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | Polls open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Annual Budget Vote & School Board Election
Middle School Aux Gym | Open to all Qualified Voters*
 
*Per NYS Law, "A qualified voter is a person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the meeting at which he or she offers to vote, and who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law."

NEW  In response to the inquiries the district has received in regards to the Board of Education election on May 21, 2024, please see the prepared Q&A:  Cazenovia CSD Q&A May 21, 2024 Vote & Election

 
WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT

On the third Tuesday in May, voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots. Ballots for the annual budget vote and school board election typically have three sections, as follows:  Proposition 1 is the proposed school budget; Proposition 2 is the purchase of new replacement school buses; Proposition 3 is the budgets for the Cazenovia Public Library and the New Woodstock Free Library. Additionally on the ballot you will find the election of members to the Board of Education. The public hearing to present the proposed school budget is typically held on the second Tuesday in May (one week prior to the vote and election), after which a budget notice will be mailed out.

The annual school budget is meticulously worked on at Board of Education meetings starting in January, all of which are open to the public. Additional information regarding the budget process and calendar can be found HERE. The schedule of meetings for the Board of Education can be found HERE. If you have questions, please contact the District Clerk at (315) 655-1317.


RUNNING FOR A SEAT ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

In 2024, the terms for three (3) members of the Board of Education will be expiring. Members of the Board of Education are elected to serve a three (3) year, unpaid term. The Board of Education consists of seven (7) voting members. Those who are interested in running for election can find useful information HERE and HERE.

Nominating petition packets can be obtained from the District Clerk and must be filed (returned) no later than 30 days prior to the election. The deadline to file for the 2024 Board of Education election is Monday, April 22, 2024.

 
EARLY VOTING, ABSENTEE, & MILITARY BALLOTS
 
On September 20, 2023, Governor Hochul signed Chapter 481 of the Laws of 2023, establishing the New York Early Mail Voter Act. This newly enacted legislation, which took effect on January 1, 2024, and applies to all elections moving forward, establishes an additional method of voting early by mail.

Applications for early voting or absentee ballots may not be submitted to the District Clerk more than 30 days before the election (April 21, 2024). A list of all voters to whom an early voting or absentee ballot was issued will be kept on file in the District Office and available for inspection by any qualified voter during regular business hours for the five (5) business days preceding the vote and at the polls.

1.  Obtain and complete an APPLICATION
Applications can be obtained in multiple ways as follows:
 
A)  Download an application here:  Early Voting Ballot Application or Absentee Ballot Application
B)  Call or email the District Clerk to request an application by mail:  (315) 655-1317 or eayres@caz.cnyric.org
C)  Pick up an application in person in the District Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm) or by appointment

2.  Return the APPLICATION to the District Clerk
 
If the application requests the ballot be mailed to the voter, it must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the vote (May 14, 2024). If the application is returned to the District Clerk in person, it must be received at least one (1) day prior to the vote (May 20, 2024).
 
3.  Complete and return the BALLOT and ITS CORRESPONDING ENVELOPE
 
In order for your early voting, absentee, or military ballot to be counted, you must return it in its completed (signed, dated, and sealed), corresponding envelope (either by mail or in person) and it must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on the day of the vote (May 21, 2024).
 
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Superintendent
Chris DiFulvio

Phone
315.655.1317

Address
31 Emory Ave Cazenovia, NY 13035