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Voting in the annual budget vote and election

Livestream of Absentee Ballot Counting

Counting of the ballots for the annual school budget vote and board of education election will resume on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 7:45 a.m.

Click here to view a livestream of the ballot counting.

Password: LiveSGFCSD

General Budget Information

The 2020-21 school budget and board of education election will take place by absentee ballot only. Read about the proposed 2020-21 school budget.

Two-Page Budget Fact Sheet

According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 202.26, issued Friday, May 1, 2020, all voting will be by absentee ballot. School districts must send absentee ballots with a postage paid return envelope to each “qualified voter.”

You are a qualified voter if you are:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • Resident of the district for at least 30 days

Absentee Ballot Information

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. For information on how to register, please contact the District Clerk at Ballots can also be requested in person on Tuesday, May 26 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Administrative Center, 6 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls. As per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 202.39, ballots will be accepted by mail only through June 16, 2020, for the vote and election.

Important notes about the absentee ballot voting process
  1. Use a black pen.
  2. Fill in the circle(s) completely, staying within the lines.
  3. The “School Election District (if any)” section can be left blank.
  4. Fold the ballot exactly as it was originally folded and put it in the affidavit ballot envelope.
  5. Seal the affidavit ballot envelope. Sign and date the back of it.
    (A witness is only needed if you are unable to write your own signature.)
  6. Place the affidavit ballot envelope in the provided postage-paid return envelope for mailing.
What will the absentee ballot process look like in the South Glens Falls CSD?

Board of Education Candidates

Voters will elect three members to the board of education. The three candidates, who are all incumbents, include:

  • Dr. Christine Dawson
  • William Elder
  • Lisa Hogan

View candidate profiles here.