Sept. 4, 2012
Absentee ballot applications are now available for the upcoming Mayfield/Northville school district merger advisory referendum on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Residents may contact the district clerk in their respective school districts for an application. The clerks are:
Debra Javarone, Mayfield Central School District, 27 School Street, Mayfield, NY 12117; 661-8207; email@example.com
Laurie Groff, Northville Central School District, P.O. Box 608, 131 South Third Street, Northville, NY, 12134; 863-7000 x 4121; firstname.lastname@example.org
If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the clerk no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. If the absentee ballot is to be picked up in person, applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.
All completed ballots, whether delivered in person or mailed, must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on voting day—Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Who may vote
Voting is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old, U.S citizens, and residents of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Residents must be registered to vote in general or school elections. Northville residents must also show personal identification before voting.
Mayfield residents who are not already registered with the County Board of Elections or who have not registered to vote in the annual school budget vote may register to vote 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Sept. 4-7 and Sept. 10-14, at the district office. Residents may also register to vote on Sept. 18 in the lobby of the high school gymnasium. Proof of residency is required to complete the registration process.
Northville residents who are not already registered with their county Board of Elections or who have not registered to vote in the annual school budget vote within the last two years may register to vote 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 4-7 and Sept. 10-14, at the district office. Proof of residency is required to complete the registration process.
Voters may qualify to vote by absentee ballot if their duties, occupation, business, studies, or vacation requires them to be absent from their district of residence on voting day or if they will be confined by illness, physical disability or for some other reason either on a temporary or permanent basis.