School District Budget Votes on Tap for Today
School districts throughout New York State are holding budget votes today. Voting hours differ from district to district and so does what voters will be deciding.
In Rome, polls are open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and voters will be deciding on a budget of $116,692,438, which is a $1.04 decrease from last year. For details on where to vote, click here. In Utica, voters will be deciding on a $186,156,977 budget, along with propositions and one board member seat. The polls are open from 12 noon until 9 p.m.. For details on today's Utica vote, click here. Times vary for the vote at other districts throughout the region. Check your local school district website for details.
Who can vote? Qualifications of voters at today's elections are set forth in Section 2603 of the N.Y.S. Education Law. If a person’s name cannot be found on the list of registered voters or in the Registration poll ledger, then District elections officials shall not permit that person to vote, unless: (1) the person presents a court order requiring that he or she be permitted to vote in the manner otherwise prescribed for voters whose names are on the list of registered voters or in the Registration poll ledger; or (2) the person submits an affidavit attesting to his or her qualifications to vote (Edu. Law 2019-a(1)).