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, the district Facebook page, and in the local newspapers.

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.

  • 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 download a New York State Voter Registration Form. Mail or deliver it 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

NY State Voter Registration Forms are available at the Education Center and all district schools.

Spring 2019 extended voter registration hours will be held at the Education Center on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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. 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 14, 2019.
  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 20, 2019.

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.