In order to vote on December 13 you must be:
- A citizen of the United States
- Eighteen (18) years of age
- A resident of the school district 30 days prior to the vote Absentee Ballots Absentee ballots are available to residents who will be out of town or unable to vote in person due to illness or disability.
Absentee ballots are available to residents who will be out of town or are unable to vote in person due to illness or disability. To receive an absentee ballot you must first submit an absentee ballot application
For an application, contact the District Clerk’s office at (716) 626-8092.
Why hold a public vote in December?
By law, district voters must approve the project before it can advance to the state level for approval. The required state review process could take several months. If the project is approved in December, it allows the district to submit plans to NYSED five months earlier than waiting until the May ballot. The earlier approval timeline results in a more advantageous bid date, allowing for a more competitive bidding process which, ultimately, could lower overall project costs. Also, even though the proposed project does not increase taxes, NYS law requires the district to hold a public vote because the financial plan calls for the issuance of new debt and the use of reserve funds, both of which must be approved by voters in order for the project to move forward.