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Information for the return of ballots for the June 9, 2020, Budget Vote and Board Election

Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

In order to assist voters in casting their ballot within the required deadline, the District Office (white building located behind the Elementary School at 171 Oscawana Lake Road) will be open and accepting ballots on the following days at the listed times. Voters will be able to place the ballots in a secured locked box in the vestibule of the office. Ballots do not have to be dropped off by the actual voter; however, the oath/affirmation envelope must be signed and dated on the back for the ballot to be valid.

  • Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (June 3, 4, and 5, 2020): 10 am to 3 pm

  • Monday, June 8, 2020: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020: 7:00 am through 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:

All ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.


A postcard will be mailed to each residence in the district explaining the process for the June 9, 2020, vote. It will include information on who a qualified voter is and how to register to vote if you are not already registered. It will also note that an absentee ballot, with a postage paid return envelope, will be sent to every voter that is eligible to vote in this election.

Registering to Vote & Absentee Ballots

During the current mandated school district closure and need for social isolation, personal voter registration may not take place in school districts.  If a voter has previously voted at an annual or special district school election meeting within the last four (4) calendar years, he/she is eligible to vote at this election; if a voter is registered and eligible to vote in general elections under Article 5 of the Election Law, he/she is also eligible to vote at this election.  All other persons who wish to vote must register.  Any resident of the school district who is not already a  registered voter and wishes to be a registered voter for this election may register with the Putnam County board of elections by mail or by submitting an on-line application for voter registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles at: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application.

Check Your Voter Registration Here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

In Order to Be Eligible to Register to Vote a Qualified Voter:

  • Must be 18 years old by June 9, 2020
  • Citizen of the United States
  • A resident within the Putnam Valley Central School District for 30 days immediately preceding the vote
  • Not otherwise prohibited from voting.

The District Clerk will mail the absentee ballot to all identified registered voters. Absentee ballots must be filed with the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on June 9, 2020.

Qualified Voter

  • Must be 18 years old by June 9, 2020
  • Citizen of the United States
  • A resident within the Putnam Valley Central School District for 30 days immediately preceding the vote
  • Not otherwise prohibited from voting.

Candidates for the Board of Education:

As per the Governor’s Executive Order, there is no minimum number of signatures required on nominating petitions this year.

Candidates for the office of school board member must, however, meet the qualification requirements set forth Education Law:

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by June 9, 2020
  • Must not be excluded from voting pursuant to Election Law, 5-106
  • Must have resided in the Putnam Valley Central School District for a period of one year immediately preceding the election.

Those interested must submit their intention to be a candidate, via email only, to Maureen Bellino, District Clerk (mbellino@pvcsd.org), by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Candidates will be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot.

There is one Board of Education trustee seat up for election at the June 9, 2020, vote and is for a three year term: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

Candidates can use this form:  http://pvcsd.org/wp-content/uploads/resources/BOE/pdf/Petition-Candidate-Revised-June_2020_Election.pdf