Budget Vote and School Board Election
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will allow voters who are concerned about voting in person due to COVID-19 to vote by absentee ballot for the 2021-22 budget vote and board of education election.   Potential contraction of the COVID-19 virus is considered an "illness" for the purpose of requesting and receiving an absentee ballot for the May 18 vote. 

bsentee Ballot

How to vote by absentee ballot

1. Download the Absentee Ballot Application

If you request that the absentee ballot be mailed to you, the application must be received by the district clerk no later than seven days before the election.

2.  If you request that the absentee ballot be mailed to you, the district clerk will mail your ballot by regular mail no later than six days prior to the election.  Otherwise, the district clerk will deliver your ballot to you or your agent, as designated on your application, when you or your agent appears in the district clerk's office.

3.  Read carefully and follow the instructions.

4.  Complete the application and sign where indicated. 

5.  Put your ballot in the return envelope and return it to the district.

6.  Ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the election, May 18.

You may use this application if you are a qualified voter who resides in the Schenectady City School District.  You may only apply for an absentee ballot on your own behalf.

Who is a qualified voter?
You are qualified to vote in your school district if you are:

  • a citizen of the United States;
  • at least 18 years of age; and
  • a resident of the Schenectady City School District for a period of at least 30 days preceding the meeting or election at which you seek to vote
  • a registered voter.

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