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Voter Information

VOTER REGISTRATION:

To be eligible to vote in any Ossining Union Free School District election, budget vote, or referendum, residents of the School District must be:  (1) at least 18 years of age; (2) be a United States citizen; and (3) reside within the District for at least 30 days prior to the date of the vote, and must be registered to vote.  Click here to find out if you are registered with the Westchester County Board of Elections:  https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ 

Any person who resides in the Ossining Union Free School District must be registered.  If you are registered with the Westchester County Board of Elections, you are eligible to vote at the Annual District Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections and you do not have to register separately with the School District.  If you prefer to register with the District, the Ossining Union Free School District has ongoing, personal registration.  

If you are unsure whether you are registered for general elections with the County, you can check your status - Click here to find out if you are registered with the Board of Elections.  If you need to update your name or address with the Board of Elections, please contact them directly at Westchester County Board of Elections or by phone at 914-995-2000. Forms are also available online.  

If you are not registered, you may register in one of the following ways:

1.  Register with the Westchester County Board of Elections using the New York State Voter Registration Form which can be found on their website.  Return your completed form to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY  10601.

2.  You may file an online application with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

3.  The Ossining Union Free School District has ongoing personal registration.  You may register in person in the Main Office of each of our school buildings (during school hours only) or at the Office of the District Clerk, by appointment. 

The deadline to register is THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 (if you plan to vote on May 21, 2024).  Registrations received after May 16, 2024 will be added to the registration list for next year.   

Polling Place:  Ossining High School, 29 No. Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562 (small gym)                                                  Polling Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Candidate Packets:  Available in the Office of the District Clerk.  Nominating petitions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024.  

Applications for early mail voting and for absentee ballots may be applied for no earlier than thirty (30) days before the day of the election.  Applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or his/her designated agent.  Upon receiving a timely application (no earlier than 30 days prior to the election), the District Clerk will mail the ballot to the address designated on the application by no later than six (6) days before the election.

ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS AND BALLOTS:

Absentee ballots are available upon request from the District Clerk.  Voters must submit an Absentee Ballot Application to the District Clerk in order to obtain an Absentee Ballot.  Please submit your original completed Absentee Ballot Application to the District Clerk no earlier than April 22nd (30 days prior to the elections).  Upon receipt, the District Clerk will mail an Absentee Ballot to you.   The District Clerk must receive your completed Absentee Ballot by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, May 21, 2024

Absentee Ballot Application - English

Absentee Ballot Application - Spanish

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.  You must submit your request for a Military Ballot to the District Clerk before a Military Ballot can be sent to you (see application below).  Military voters must designate a  preference as to the manner by which to receive a military voter registration form, military ballot application, or military ballot by either mail, fax, or email in their request for such registration, ballot application or ballot.  The District Clerk must receive your completed Military Ballot by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, May 21, 2024

Military Voter Registration Form

Military Absentee Ballot Application

NEW YORK EARLY MAIL VOTER ACT:

Gov. Hochul signed into law the New York Early Mail Voter Act on September 20, 2023.  The new law became effective on January 4, 2024 and establishes an early mail voting system in New York State. The Act amends various sections of the Education Law to provide for early mail voting for the election of members of the Board of Education and Library Trustees, the adoption of the annual school district budget, and school district public library budget.  Applications for early mail voting must be received no earlier than April 22nd (30 days prior to the election).  The District Clerk must receive your completed Early Mail Voter Ballot by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, May 21, 2024

The State Board of Elections developed the application form that must be utilized by school districts with personal registration.  

Early Mail Ballot Application - English

Early Mail Ballot Application - Spanish

Annual Statutory Budget Hearing:  Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anne M. Dorner Middle School Cafeteria, 100 Van Cortlandt Avenue, Ossining, 10562.

Annual Budget Vote & Board of Education Election:  Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - OHS small gym

Please contact the District Clerk for further information at 914.941.7700 x1317 or via email at iortiz@ossiningufsd.org.