Voting Information

Voting information for the 2020-21 budget

This year, there is a different process  for voting on the proposed budget and school board elections. In accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, voting will be held through absentee ballots only, with ballots being mailed to registered voters. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail, wish to participate and meet voter eligibility requirements, please contact the District Office at (518) 295-6679.

General Voting Information

On the third Tuesday of each May, residents from across New York State go to the polls to vote on the following year’s school district budget and to elect members of the Board of Education. In early May, Schoharie CSD residents can expect to receive in the mail a copy of the district newsletter which will highlight the budget residents will be voting on.  Information will also be posted on this website.

Voter Eligibility

To qualify to register to vote with the Schoharie Central School District, you must meet all of the conditions listed below:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You are a resident of the district for at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote date
  • You are not a convicted felon
  • You are not in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • You are not adjudged by a court to be mentally incompetent

Where do I Vote?

Voting is held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the lobby of the Junior-Senior High School library, 136 Academy Drive, Schoharie.

Where do I Park to Vote?

Voter parking is provided at the Schoharie Junior-Senior High School near the polls. The parking area and school entrances are accessible for people with physical disabilities. For assistance, please call the Schoharie Central School District office at (518) 295-6679.

Absentee Ballot Information

Eligible district residents who are unable to go to the polls on  voting day can cast their votes by absentee ballot. For an application, call the Schoharie Central School District office at (518) 295-6679 or visit the office at 136 Academy Drive in Schoharie. 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, or the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally. All completed absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on voting day.