2020-2021 Budget Vote / BOE Member Election Information
Pursuant to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Order 202.13 dated March 29, 2020, school votes are postponed until at least June 1, 2020 and "subject to further directives as to the timing, location or manner of voting."Link to Business Office for 2020-2021 Budget Information and presentationsThe 2020-2021 Budget Vote and BOE Member Election: The next Budget Vote, BOE Member Election date is Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Once again the polls, located at Haviland Middle School Gymnasium, will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 pm with the Annual BOE meeting following the vote.Who Does NOT have to register to vote:
Who DOES need to register to vote:
- Anyone who registered to vote with the Dutchess County Board of Elections and/or the Hyde Park Central School District AND has voted in a school district, primary, or presidential vote within the past four (4) years.
- Qualified voters who have NOT registered with the Board of Elections or the School District.
- Qualified voters who have NOT voted within in a primary, presidential, or school district vote within the past four (4) years.
- NEW Law allows students to register to vote when they turn 16 years old. Sutdents who have registered and turn 18 by the day of the vote may participate in this vote/election.
To register to vote electronically go to http://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application or to print out a voter registration form go to Dutchess County Board of Elections at http://www.dutchesselections.com/Forms/voteform.pdf and mail your registration to the Dutchess County Board of Elections.
Last Call for Voter Registration: The Hyde Park Central School District will hold voter registration on Monday, May 11, 2020 between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm at the administration office, 11 Boice Road. This is the last day to register to vote in this year's vote.
Board Candidate Packets for the Board Member Election on May 19, 2020 is available now!
SPECIAL NOTICE: The New York State School Boards Association is urging candidates for their local boards of education not to go door-to-door in order to collect signatures on their petitions to get on the ballot for school board elections this May.
"At this point in time, public health is the paramount concern," said NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider. "All school board candidates, and especially those who are at highest risk to contract the coronavirus, would be putting themselves in harm’s way by going door-to-door collecting signatures on their petitions in the midst of a pandemic. Likewise, they would also be putting community members at risk."
Please join the Hyde Park Central School District and respect the current social distancing rules. This message will be updated as new information is available.
This year, two (2) seats are up for election.
The District Clerk has application packets available to be picked up at the District Office, 11 Boice Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, M-F between 8:00 and 4:00 unless there is a holiday* or closing. Board Member Application packets contain everything you need to run for an open board seat, including signature pages and expenditure statements.
IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Signature Pages and candidate information must be received by the District Clerk at the District Office (see above) with 36 signatures and addresses of qualified voters (no POs) no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, April 20, 2020. If you have any questions about running for the Board of Education, please contact the District Clerk or speak to any of our current Board members.
NYSSBA Link for School Board Member Experience site: School Board Services https://www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nsbmx/