2016-2017 Board of Education Election and Voter Information

Candidate Information

The Annual School Budget Vote and Election will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  There is one on the Board of education with terms expiring on June 30, 2016.  Citizens interested in running for a seat on the board may obtain information packets and petition forms from the Superintendents Secretary at 2350 Rte. 63, Wayland, NY 14572.  Please call to make an appointment to have a packet created: (585) 728-2211 ext. 3396.
 
Candidates for the Board of Education shall be nominated by a petition directed to the Clerk of the Board which is signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District.  A qualified voter is a person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, and a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the date of the Budget Vote.  
 
Petitions must state the residence of each signer, the name and residence of each candidate.  The deadline for submitting petitions is Monday, April 26, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.  For information please call Dineen Snyder at 585-728-2211 ext. 3396 or by e-mail at 


School Voting Information

General information about voting on Wayland-Cohocton’s school budget

On the third Tuesday of each 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.

Voter Eligibility

You are eligible to vote if you are a United States citizen, 18 years or older, and a resident of the Wayland-Cohocton Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the annual vote date.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will not be in the district on the day of the budget vote for specific reasons.
Absentee ballots are available if you are:
  • Unable to vote in person because of illness.
  • Planning to be out of the area on vacation or business.
  • Confined to prison due to conviction of an offense other than a felony.
  • Accompanying a spouse, parent or child of the same residence who can’t come to the polls for one of the above reasons.
HOW DO I GET AN ABSENTEE BALLOT?

Please be aware that there is a two-step process to receive an absentee ballot.
  1. Fill out an application for an absentee ballot to confirm why you will not be able to vote in person.
  2. Fill out the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote.
STEP ONE – Fill out the application for an absentee ballot

First, you must fill out an application for an absentee ballot (PDF) to confirm the reason why you will not be able to vote in person. There are three ways to fill out the application: WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS DUE?

An absentee ballot application must be submitted at least seven days before the budget vote. After the district secretary receives your application for an absentee ballot, you will be sent the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote.

STEP TWO – Fill out the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote

After you fill out and submit the application for an absentee ballot to the district secretary, you will receive the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote. The absentee ballot must be received by the district secretary by 5 p.m. on the day of the budget vote.

It is important to remember that if you want your absentee ballot mailed to you; all applications for absentee ballots MUST be received by the district secretary at least seven days prior to the budget vote. We are governed by law and there is no exception to this rule. If you plan on having it mailed to you, be sure to give yourself extra time when making the request to the district clerk, so that you have enough time to fill it out and get it back to the district clerk seven days before the vote.

A suggestion is to visit the district secretary at the district in person to fill out the application and receive your absentee ballot at that time. This will avoid having to worry about meeting mailing deadlines.

By understanding the two-step process of absentee ballots, all of our registered voters will be able to cast their vote during the annual district budget vote and board of education election on May 17, 2016. For information, contact District Secretary, Dineen Snyder at 728-2211 ext. 3396.

Remember: All absentee ballots must be received by the District Secretary by 5 p.m. on the day of the budget vote.