Budget Vote & Board of Education Election Information
Vote Date: May 16, 2023 In-Person Voting
Location: Webutuck High School Gym
Polls open Noon – 9:00 pm
A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may require all persons offering to vote in the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law section 2018-c. Such form may include a driver's license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION
Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for the Board of Education of the Webutuck Central School District may download a nominating petition packet beginning March 1st HERE .
There are four open seats on the Northeast (Webutuck) Board of Education to be voted on this election: Two seats are for three-year terms commencing July 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2026 to fill the vacant seats of incumbent board members Judy Moran and Rick Keller Coffey, and one seat to fill the vacant seat occupied by Chris Mayville (from the resignation of Chris Lounsbury) commencing on May 17, 2023 and ending June 30, 2026, and one seat to fill the vacant seat occupied by Aimee Wesley (from the resignation of Jessica Deister) commencing on May 17, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. The Board member election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, the same time as the Annual Budget Vote on the 2023-2024 school budget.
All registered voters on the Dutchess County Board of Elections Permanent Absentee list will automatically be sent an absentee ballot. All others who wish to vote via absentee ballot must submit an Absentee Ballot Application to the District Clerk in order to be issued an Absentee Ballot.
If you need an Absentee Ballot, you may pick up an application in the District Office located in Webutuck High School, or Download Absentee Ballot Application Here, or call the District Clerk at (845) 373-4100 Ext. 5506. Absentee ballot applications will be accepted beginning April 17, 2023 and not before that date.
Absentee Ballot applications must be received by the District Clerk not more than thirty (30) and at least seven (7) days prior to the election and vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election and vote if the ballot is to be personally picked up by the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth on the application. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on election day.
MILITARY VOTER BALLOTS
Military voters may request an absentee ballot application from the District Clerk and submit the application for a military ballot. Military voters may designate a preference to receive a military ballot application by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail in their request for ballot application or ballot. Military ballot applications must be received in the Office of the District Clerk by mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2023. No military ballot will be canvassed unless it is returned by mail and received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on election day.
Nominating petitions are due in the District Office no later than Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm with at least twenty-five (25) signatures of qualified voters of the district. We encourage candidates to obtain more than 25 signatures to ensure that petitions include at least 25 valid signatures.
Board of Education member qualifications are as follows:
- Must be able to read and write.
- Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be incompetent.
- Must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately preceding the election.
- May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
- May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
- May not be a current employee of the school district.
- May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
If you have any questions about the vote or the voting process, please contact Tracy Trotter, District Clerk, at (845) 373-4100 Ext. 5506.