Budget & School Taxes

The total budget for the 2016-17 school year is $33,359,454. The budget was approved by residents on May 17, 2016. See the 2016-17 Budget  Document

When is the Annual Budget Vote &
Board Election held?

Subject to few exceptions, school districts statewide are required by law to hold an annual budget vote and Board of Education Election on the third Tuesday in May.

Who is eligible to vote?

You may vote if you:

  • are at least 18 years old and
  • are a US Citizen and
  • have been a resident of the Greater Johnstown School District for the past 30 days and
  • are a registered voter(check the status of your voter registration here: NYS Board of Elections; contact the County Board of Elections if your registration needs correction)

How do I register to vote?

Residents may register to vote at the County Board of Elections. The Board of Education also adopts a resolution designating a day and time for voter registration at the District Office for persons not registered with the County, which will be announced on the school website and in the local newspaper.

Where do I vote?

All district residents vote at the Johnstown High School Auditorium Lobby.

The polling site will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How do I Apply for an Absentee Ballot?

Voters who are registered with the County Board of Elections as permanently disabled will be automatically mailed an absentee ballot. Any other qualified voter who will be unable to vote in person due to illness, physical disability, hospitalization, incarceration (unless incarcerated for conviction of a felony), travel outside the county of residence for business, studies or vacation must submit an absentee ballot application prior to receiving an absentee ballot.

The properly completed absentee ballot application must be received by the District Clerk at least 7 days before the election if the voter wants a ballot mailed to him/her; or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be given to the voter in person.

For an absentee ballot application, please visit our Forms Page, or contact the District Clerk at 762-4611 ext 119.

When are Absentee Ballots due?

If you are provided with an official absentee ballot, it must be received in the office of the District Clerk not later than 5 p.m. on the day of the election, in an envelope that bears a signed “Statement of Absentee Voter,” in order to be counted by the election inspectors.