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    INFORMATION FOR THE 2024-2025 BUDGET VOTE 

    AND BOARD OF EDUCATION TRUSTEES

     Vote Date:  MAY 21, 2024 - Haviland Middle School - Polls open 6 am to 8 pm

     

    Please take notice:  The polls will close at 8:00 pm to allow additional time to count ballots as needed.  

    We thank you for your participation and understanding. 

     

    PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET 

    Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of the Hyde Park Central School District will hold a Public Hearing on the budget, on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office, 11 Boice Road, for the purpose of presenting the 2024-2025 budget. 

     

    VOTER QUALIFICATIONS

    A qualified voter is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, a permanent resident within the District for a period of thirty (30) days immediately prior to the vote and per HPCSD Policy 2120.2 “Qualified voters must either be registered with the school district’s board of registration, or be on a current voter list maintained by the local Board of Elections.”   

     

    VOTER REGISTRATION - There are multiple ways to register to vote.  Registration is required, per HPCSD Policy 2120.2, to participate in a school district vote.

    • Qualified voters can print a registration form through the Dutchess County Board of Elections (845) 486-2473; 

                      Dutchess County Board of Elections Registration Form - English 

    • Registration applications are available in other languages at the DC Board of Elections.
    • Submit an on-line voter registration with the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles NYS DMV Electronic Voter Registration.
    • Registration forms can also be picked up at the district office, 11 Boice Road, Hyde Park during regular business hours M-F, 8:30-3:30 (except holidays).  
    • The District’s Board of Registration will also hold a Voter Registration on Monday, May 13, 2024 at District Office between 4:00 - 8:00 pm.  If you have not registered with Dutchess County Board of Elections, this is the last opportunity to register to vote in the May 21, 2024 vote.

     

    ABSENTEE BALLOTS

    All registered voters on the Dutchess County Board of Elections Permanent Absentee list will automatically be sent an absentee ballot. 

    All others who wish to vote via absentee ballot must submit an Absentee Ballot Application to the District Clerk in order to be issued an Absentee Ballot.  Absentee Ballot Application forms can be downloaded using this link: Absentee Ballot Application Link,  picked up at the District Office during regular business hours, or emailed to you.  If you need assistance, contact the District Clerk at  jmikula@hpcsd.org or by calling 845-229-4000 x 1001.  

    Absentee Ballot Applications must contain an original signature or mark, be received by the District Clerk not more than thirty (30) days (not before 4/22/24), and at least seven (7) days (5/14/24), prior to the election and vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election and vote if the ballot is to be personally picked up by the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth on the application.  

    Absentee Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the

    Budget Vote/ BOE Member Election, May 21, 2024. 

      EARLY MAIL VOTING

    Legislation (S.7394-A/A. 7932-A) established a system for Early Mail Voting (EMV).  This legislation created a process allowing all eligible, registered NY State voters the opportunity to vote early, by mail, in advance of a vote/ election.  A new application process has been developed to facilitate voter requests for Early Mail Voters pursuant to this legislation and is aligned to Education Law.

    Registered voters who wish to vote via Early Mail Vote (EMV) must submit an Early Mail Vote Application to the District Clerk in order to be issued an Early Mail Vote Ballot.  EMV Ballot Application forms can be downloaded using this link: Link to EMV Application 2024,  picked up at the District Office during regular business hours, or emailed to you.  If you need assistance, contact the District Clerk at  jmikula@hpcsd.org or by calling 845-229-4000 x 1001. 

    Early Mail Vote Applications must contain an original signature or mark, be received by the District Clerk not more than thirty (30) days (not before 4/22/24), and at least seven (7) days (5/14/24), prior to the election and vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election and vote if the ballot is to be personally picked up by the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth on the application.  

    Early Mail Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the

    Budget Vote/ BOE Member Election, May 21, 2024. 

     

    MILITARY VOTER REGISTRATION AND BALLOTS

    Military voters may apply to register as a qualified voter of the school district and/or submit an application for a military ballot. Military voters may designate a preference to receive a military voter registration, military ballot application or military ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail in their request for such registration, ballot application or ballot.  Military voter registration application forms are found on the Dutchess County Board of Elections site DCBOE Site and Military Absentee Ballot 5/21/24 Vote/BOE Candidate Election  can be downloaded and submitted. 

    Military Voter Applications must be received by the District Clerk, no later than April 22, 2024. Military Absentee Ballots will be sent out by April 25, 2024.  No military ballot can be canvassed unless it is returned by mail and received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. the day of the vote, May 21, 2024.

     

    More to follow as we get closer to the vote.

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