Annual School Budget Vote & Board Elections June 9

Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26 issued by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday, May 1, the annual school budget vote and board of education election has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

The qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote in said annual vote and election exclusively by absentee ballot due to the prevalence and community spread of COVID-19. All qualified voters shall receive an absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope. A qualified voter is someone who is a US citizen, 18 years of age, a resident of the District for at least 30 days prior to the vote, and not disqualified by any reason set forth in NYS Election Law §5-106.

Anyone who meets the definition of a “qualified voter” but has not registered to vote, must do so to receive an absentee ballot.  A qualified voter may register with the county or with the School District. Visit this link to see if you are currently registered. For information on how to register, please contact the District Clerk.

Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education to fill three expired terms of three years each must be received by the District Clerk at 1 Sir Bills Circle, Johnstown, New York, or by email to, not later than May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Each petition shall be directed to the District Clerk and must state the full name and residence of the candidate (signatures are not required for the petition to be deemed valid, pursuant to Executive Order 202.26).  A copy of such petition and information packet may be obtained by email request to the District Clerk.