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May Voting & Elections

Absentee Ballot

Deadline for Application for Absentee Ballot

The District Clerk must receive applications at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is delivered personally to the voter. The District Clerk must receive completed absentee ballots no lather than 5:00 pm on May 21, 2019.
Eligibility for Absentee Ballots 
Absentee ballots must be provided upon proper application to any qualified voter who will be unable to vote in person due to illness or physical disability, hospitalization, incarceration (unless incarcerated for conviction of a felony), travel outside the voter's county or city of residence for employment or business reasons, studies, or vacation on the day of the election. 

Voting Procedures


Voter Registration

The Board of Education has on going registration.

You may register at the District Clerk’s office (197 Haynes Road, Plattsburgh) until 4:00 pm on May 14, 2019.


No person will be entitled to vote whose name does not appear on the School District Register or who has not registered with the Clinton County Board of Registration to vote at the general election.

Notice of Vacancies

Number of Seats Available: Five


Three Expired Three-Year Terms from 07/1/2019 - 06/30/2022
One Unexpired Term from 5/21/2019 - 6/30/2020
One Unexpired Term from 5/21/2019 - 6/30/2021
Seats Currently Held By:  
Three Expired Terms - Cathy Buckley, Michael Hagadorn, Holden Laidman
Unexpired Term - Shannon Drowne (resigned 9/28/18)
Unexpired Term - Andrew Brockway (resigned 1/30/19)

Filing Petitions for Seats on the Board of Education

Nominating Form (available by clicking on the link in the Related Files section below)
Information Regarding Petition 
Eligibility to run for Member of the Board of Education
  • 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 an incompetent.
  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year.
  • 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 board.
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.


Number of Signatures Required

Number of Nominating Petitions You May Sign 
There is no limit on the number of nominating petitions a district resident may sign.

Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 25 qualified district voters or 2 percent of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election of the members of the Board of Education, whichever is greater.
Previous Elections

May 21, 2019 - 665 Voters
May 15, 2018 - 586 Voters
May 16, 2017 - 525 Voters
January 17, 2017 - 714 Voters
May 23, 2016 - 538 Voters
May 19, 2015 - 692 Voters
May 20, 2014 - 827 Voters
May 21, 2013 - 1,069 Voters
May 15, 2012 - 1,535 Voters
June 30, 2011 (Revote) - 2,183 Voters
May 17, 2011 - 1,481 Voters
May 18, 2010 - 530 Voters
May 19, 2009 - 801 Voters
May 20, 2008 - 653 Voters
May 15, 2007 - 1,022 Voters

Therefore at least 25 signatures are required for the Nominating Petition, which must be filed with the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on April 22, 2019.

Qualified Voter May Sign Nominating Petition
A qualified voter is:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • 18 Years Old
  • Resident of the school district for at least 30 days immediately prior to the election at which he or she seeks to vote.
Number of Nominating Petitions You May Sign
There is no limit on the number of nominating petitions a district resident may sign.

Deadline for Filing Petitions

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm
District Clerk
197 Haynes Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901