Voter information for the Tuesday, May 15 budget vote

| May 11, 2018

When and where is the vote?

The school budget vote will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in room 305 at the Jr./Sr. High School.

Who can vote?

In order to vote, a person must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Cooperstown Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the May 15 vote.

Voters will be required to present personal identification, or if none is available they must sign a declaration confirming their Cooperstown Central School District residency and that they are a qualified voter in this district.  Such forms of personal identification may include, but are not limited to:

  • A driver’s license
  • A non-driver’s license identification card
  • A utility bill
  • A voter registration card
  • Or any other evidence of residency

Can I vote by absentee ballot?

District residents may apply for absentee ballots in the superintendent’s office at 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. The district clerk must receive the application by May 8 if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or prior to 4 p.m. on the day before the election if the ballot is to be personally delivered to the district clerk.

What am I voting on?

Residents are voting on a proposed $19,700,938 budget for the 2018-19 school year that maintains and strengthens current programs and services. The proposed budget includes a 3.4 percent increase in ovarall spending compared to the current year, but only increases the tax levy by 2.0 percent.

Residents are also voting to fill three seats on the Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education and deciding on a proposition to lease two school buses. A separate proposition is on the ballot for a public library tax increase. Detailed copies of the budget and propositions are available at the district office.
Additional information is by calling 607. 547.5364; or by emailing wlansing@cooperstowncs.org.

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