Voting Information

General School Budget Voting Information
On the third Tuesday in May, residents from across New York State go to the polls to vote on the annual school district budget and to elect members of the Board of Education. We encourage all district residents to exercise their right to vote.

In early May, Fort Ann residents will receive a copy of the district's budget newsletter in the mail. If you do not receive a copy of the newsletter please contact the District Office at 639-5594, ext. 52049, to request that a newsletter be mailed to you. It will also be posted on the district website. 

Who is a Qualified Voter?
A qualified voter is a person who is:

  • a citizen of the United States,
  • at least 18 years old on the day of the vote,
  • a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the meeting at which he or she offers to vote,
  • not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law (for example, a person who has been adjudged to be mentally incompetent).

Only qualified voters of the school district may vote on a question brought before an annual meeting and election or special school meeting.

Owning a home in a school district does not necessarily make the owner a district resident for purposes of being considered a qualified voter eligible to participate in a school district annual or special school meeting or election. A person may have only one legal residence or domicile, and that is the place where such person intends to have his or her permanent residence or home. The residency of dual owners is dependent on the intent and conduct of the owner.

Military personnel residing on a military base may also be qualified voters in the school district where that base is located.

Click here to download a pdf of the New York State Voter Registration Form.

Where and When to Vote
Residents may cast their votes from Noon to 8 p.m. in the Fort Ann Central School's old gym. 

Absentee Ballots
Applications for absentee ballots for any vote are available from the District Clerk Shelley Gregorio at 639-5594, ext. 52049, or click here to download a pdf of the application.

All applications for an absentee ballot must be received no later than 7 days prior to a vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. If the ballot is to be picked up personally by the voter, the application can be filed one day prior to the vote.

All ballots must be returned to the district clerk by 5 p.m. the day of the vote.

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