Annual Budget Vote Information
for 2020-2021 Budget
Important Budget Vote Update:
Governor Cuomo has extended the deadline for mail-in ballots for the 2020-21 School Budget Vote and Election of Board of Education Trustees. Ballots mailed to the district must now be received by Tuesday, June 16 at 5 p.m. Ballots delivered to the district in person, including those placed in the mailbox at the administration building, must still arrive by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.
Proposed Line-by-Line Budget for 2020-2021
Budget Forum II Presentation
Budget Forum III Presentation
Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.26, the annual budget vote and school board election has been scheduled for June 9, 2020, and will be held by absentee ballot only.
The annual Budget Public Hearing for the fiscal year 2020-2021 will be held on June 1st at 7:30 p.m. virtually. The link for the meeting will be found on the district website at www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us.
All qualified voters of the Locust Valley Central School District will be sent an absentee ballot together with a postage-paid return envelope and instructions for completing the same. To be counted, all completed absentee ballots must be received in the Office of the District Clerk, Locust Valley CSD, 22 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560, by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.
A qualified voter must be a United States Citizen, be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of the school district for thirty (30) days immediately preceding the election and not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of Section 5-106 of the Election Law (e.g. a person who has been adjudged to be mentally incompetent).
In light of the limitations posed by COVID-19, there will be no in-person voter registration held at school district offices prior to the June 9, 2020 vote. If you are not currently registered to vote, registration with the County Board of Elections is available online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application. Those wishing to register online must do so by May 26, 2020.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR completing an ABSENTEE BALLOT
1. Mark the ballot only with a pen or pencil.
2. To vote for a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot mark a single X mark or ✓ mark in the voting square next to the candidate's name.
3. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot, write his or her name in the space labeled “write-in” that appears at the bottom of the column for such office.
4. To vote yes or no on a Proposition that appears on this ballot, mark a single X mark or ✓ mark in the voting square that corresponds with your vote.
5. Any other mark or writing, or any erasure made on this ballot outside the voting squares or blank spaces provided for voting will void this entire ballot.
6. After completing your ballot, insert the ballot in the envelope which is labeled with your name and address and seal the envelope. Read the “Statement of Absentee Voter” on the back of the envelope and sign and date the envelope in the spaces indicated. Note: The text of the "Statement of Absentee Voter" is mandated by statute. For this election, an application for an absentee ballot was not required due to the Governor's Executive Order 202.26. Your signature on this Statement will not be deemed to be a representation by you that you submitted an application since none required.
7. Insert the completed envelope in the postage-paid envelope marked “District Clerk” and seal this envelope. This envelope may be mailed or hand-delivered to the District Office at 22 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley, New York. A locked drop-box is available at the entrance to the Administration Building.
8. The ballot must be received in the office of the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Any person who wishes to examine the list of absentee voters to whom ballots have been issued may request access to such list by e-mailing the District Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a qualified voter wishes to file a written challenge of the qualifications of any voter on this list, such challenge must be e-mailed to the District Clerk at email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Such e-mail must contain the reasons for such challenge. No written challenges received after 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 will be considered.
Education Law provides that an envelope containing a returned absentee ballot is not to be opened until a determination is made that there is no reason for rejecting the ballot, which could happen if, for example, the voter fails to provide the signature required by law to appear on the envelope containing the ballot. Once such a determination is made and the envelope opened, the ballot is withdrawn without unfolding and deposited into the proper ballot box. As a result, at the time of counting, the ballots will not be linked to the envelope in which they were returned. The counting of ballots will commence after 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.