School Budget Vote

General information about voting on the school budget

On the third Tuesday of each May, residents from across New York State go to the polls to vote on the annual school district budget and to elect members of the Board of Education.

In early May, Monroe-Woodbury residents can expect to receive in the mail a copy of the district’s budget notice that provides details about the budget that residents will vote on. If you do not receive a budget notice, please contact the Communications Office at 845-460-6200, ext. 6262 to request that one be mailed to you. Budget details are also available on the district website.

Voter Eligibility

You are eligible to vote if you are a United States citizen, 18 years or older, and a resident of the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the date of the vote. In addition, you must register to vote no later than Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

  • If you are registered to vote in general elections, you are automatically eligible to vote in school elections.
  • If you are not registered to vote in general elections, you can obtain a registration form in the office of the District Clerk, at any school building or you can download a Registration form from the New York State Voter Registration website. This excellent site offers online forms in English and Spanish. Please note that these forms may be completed online but must then be and printed. You must mail or deliver the form printed and signed in pen to the Orange County Board of Elections.
  • You may also register to vote ONLY in Monroe-Woodbury district elections and not in general elections. If that is your preference, please complete and submit to the office of the District Clerk the following form: M-WCSD ONLY VOTER REGISTRATION

Voter Registration

Spring 2020 extended voter registration hours will be held at the Education Center on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is the final day to register with the district in order to be eligible to vote for the 2020 ballot.

Voter Registration is available for inspection on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday, May 18 at the District Clerk’s office in the Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley. Voter registration will also be available on Tuesday, May 19 from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley.

Absentee Ballots

Applications for Absentee Ballots are available to registered residents who are unable to vote in person for reasons of illness or disability or who will be out of town on the date of the vote. Please note that in order to apply for an Absentee Ballot, you must first be a registered voter in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District. Voting using an Absentee Ballot is a three step process:

  1. Applications for Absentee Ballots must be submitted to the District Clerk for approval;
  2. The District Clerk provides an Absentee Ballot to the voter;
  3. The voter returns the completed ballot to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on the date of the vote.

Step 1 – The Application for Absentee Ballot

The Application for Absentee Ballot can be downloaded, printed and completed or requested from the District Clerk in person or by mail.

Ms. Donna M. Vitucci, District Clerk
Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Education Center
278 Route 32
Central Valley NY  10917
845-460-6200 ext. 6203

Step 2 – The Absentee Ballot is provided to the voter

Once the Application has been received by the District Clerk, an Absentee Ballot can be provided to the voter. According to state law, the District Clerk is unable to accept absentee ballot applications prior to Monday, April 20, 2020. On or after this date, the Clerk of the District accepts Applications and provides Absentee Ballots either:

  1. BY MAIL:
    • If the Absentee Ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed Application for Absentee Ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m., Prevailing Time, Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
  2. IN PERSON at the Education Center:
    • To personally pick up your Official Absentee Ballot, the completed Application for Absentee Ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m., Prevailing Time, Monday, May 18, 2020.

Step 3 – Submitting the Absentee Ballot

To be counted in the election, completed Absentee Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 P.M., Prevailing Time, on the date of the Annual District Budget Vote and School Board Election.