Central Square Central School District budget vote and BOE election May 18

CENTRAL SQUARE — The Central Square Central School District will conduct its annual budget vote and Board of Education election from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, and the district will have two polling locations, which are the Central Square American Legion and the Constantia VFW.

District residents will vote this year on an annual operating budget, transportation proposition, continuing registration proposition, and three Board of Education seats.

Nominating petitions for Board of Education candidates are now available online through the Central Square Central School District website, www.cssd.org. Forms can also be picked up from the District Clerk, at the Paul V. Moore High School, located at 44 School Drive, Central Square. Enter by the District Office door, sign in and follow the COVID protocols.

Nominating petitions for candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the District Clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on or before the last day they are due, which is April 19, the office will be open until 5 p.m.

Each petition must be addressed to the District Clerk, Pearl Horn, and include the length of term of the office, the name and address of the candidate, and be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district, including the address of each district resident. The district offers a brochure to prospective candidates, providing information on the rights and responsibilities of a member of the Board of Education, also available on the district website.

On Election Day, voters will select three candidates to fill three-year terms on the Board of Education for the three open seats.

The district will conduct voter registration at the Paul V. Moore High School, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Qualifications for voting in school elections are as follows:

1. Eighteen years of age

2. Resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to vote

3. Citizen of the United States

4. Registered voter

Voters may register with the District Clerk up to five days prior to the annual election or with Oswego County Board of Elections up to 10 days prior to the election. Personal identification and proof of residency must be provided at the time of registration.

Eligible Central Square Central School District residents who are registered voters can cast their votes by absentee ballot. An application may be obtained by contacting the District Clerk or by visiting the district website, www.cssd.org; however, it cannot be received before April 19.

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