You may register with the secretary in the main office of
each school or you may register by appointment, 8 a.m. to 11:45
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except weekends and
holidays, at the office of the District Clerk, Monticello
Central School District Administration Building, 237 Forestburgh Road,
Monticello, NY 12701. Please call for an appointment
845-794-7700 ext. 70523
Valid ID and current proof of residency required.
Not sure where you’re registered to vote?
The annual school district budget vote
and Board of Education elections will be held from 8 a.m - 8
p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at various locations throughout the
district. Not sure where to vote? The
Monticello Poll Place Finder
will help you location your designated polling
location. Click here to enter your town and street name.
Qualifications - Who may vote?
In order to be legally qualified to vote in the annual
school district budget vote and Board of Education election,
a person must be:
- A citizen of the United States.
- At least 18 years of age or older.
- A resident within the Monticello Central School District for at least 30 days immediately preceding the voting
(must be your primary, permanent residence).
- Registered to vote.
The registration of voters is valid for a period of four
years. If the resident has not voted within that period,
they must re-register. All new residents must register to
vote. Residents of the district who are registered to vote
in a general election are eligible to vote at school
district meetings and elections without further special
school district registration.
Voter Registration Day
If you are not already registered to vote in the
Monticello Central School District, and meet the above
qualifications, you may register to vote at the following
locations on May 9, 2017 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. These locations
also serve as the polling sites for the for the
budget and school board election and include:
- Thompson - District #1
Robert J. Kaiser Middle School
45 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701
- Bethel - District #2
3460 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786
- Mamakating - District #3
Emma C. Chase School
28 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wurtsboro, NY 12790
- Rock Hill - District #4
Rock Hill Fire Department
Glen Wild Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775
- Forestburgh - District #5
Forestburgh Town Hall
332 King Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777
If you have a question
about where you should vote, call District Clerk Janet Montes at
845-794-7700, ext. 70523.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
Download an absentee ballot application by clicking
Absentee ballots are available for voters who are residents
of the district but will not be able to physically vote in their
designated polling place. To vote by absentee ballot, first pick
up an absentee ballot application at the office of the district
clerk at the Monticello Central School District Administration Building, 237
Forestburgh Road, Monticello NY between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on school days.
Completed applications must be received by the district clerk
at least seven days before the election if the ballot
is to be mailed to the voter. Completed applications must be received by the district
clerk at least one day before the election, if the ballot is
to be delivered personally to the voter. Anyone can pick-up
multiple absentee ballot applications, but only the voter
can personally pick-up an absentee ballot.
Completed absentee ballots must be received by
the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 16, 2017.
For more information, contact the district clerk's office at
845-794-7700, ext. 70523.
- Q: Do districts have to make absentee
A: Yes. All school districts are required by
law to make absentee ballots available to qualified voters for
the election of school board members, school district public
library trustees, the adoption of the annual budget, and school
district public library budgets and referenda.
- Q: Who is entitled to an absentee ballot?
A: Any qualified voter who is unable to vote
in person due to illness or physical disability,
hospitalization, incarceration (unless incarcerated for
conviction of a felony), travel outside the voter’s county or
city of residence for employment or business reasons, studies,
or vacation on the day of the election.
- Q: Can a resident with dual home ownership
vote in person in one district and by absentee ballot in the
A: No. A person may have only one legal
residence or domicile for purposes of voting at a school
district election. Without proof of permanent residence, the
owner of a home within a school district would not be entitled
to an absentee ballot.
Board of Education Election
In addition to voting on the proposed budget, district
residents vote to elect Board of Education members each
year. All candidates must file a petition and meet the
- Must be able to read and write
- Must be a qualified voter of the district, that is,
he/she must be a citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years or older
- Not be a convicted felon or have been adjudged
- Must be and has been a resident of the district for at
least one year prior to the election but need not be a
- May be the only member of his/her family on the school
board (defined as those within the same household)
- May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public
- Must not have been removed from a school district office
within one year of the election
- May not be a current employee of the district