Budget and Election - May 18, 2021
The District continues to closely monitor all current and future legal developments as they pertain to District elections and budget votes. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the deadlines and procedures stated herein may change as required by law or consistent with further state guidance. All District residents are encouraged to check this page for the most up-to-date information concerning the District’s annual vote.
Budget and Board of Education Election
Polls will be open May 18, 2021
Noon – 9 p.m.
Raymond L. Carr Board Room
An eligible voter must be:
- eighteen (18) years of age,
- a citizen of the United States,
- a resident (not necessarily a homeowner) of the district for at least thirty (30)days preceding the election
Safety Protocols for In-Person Voting
The District continues to closely monitor all current and future legal developments as they pertain to District elections and budget votes. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the following health and safety protocols will be required at the polling location. All voters must wear a mask that covers nose and mouth or they will not be allowed to enter. Physical distancing will be followed while in the polling area. Sanitation measures will be in place.
How to Receive an Absentee Ballot
A completed absentee ballot application is required to allow you to obtain an absentee ballot for the May 18, 2021 Annual District Budget Vote. You must fill out all applicable items for your application to be valid. You may either drop off your completed application or mail it to the District Clerk.
Cheektowaga Central School District
Attn: District Clerk
3600 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
If you mail it, the District Clerk or designee must receive the application at least seven (7) days before the day of the vote in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. If you personally deliver the application, you may pick up a ballot up to the day before the vote. No representative may pick up a ballot for you.
For a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the District Clerk must have received a valid ballot application no later than 5 p.m. on April 22, 2021. In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.
A list of all persons to whom absentee voter ballots have been issued will be maintained and be available for public inspection during office hours until the day of the election. Such list will also be posted during the election.
Board of Education Election
One Board of Education seat will be up for election at the May 18 election. No candidates have been nominated for the one open seat on the Board of Education. Therefore, the position may be awarded to the individual who obtains the highest number of write-in votes. To vote for a write-in candidate, follow the instructions on the ballot. The seat carries a five-year term commencing on July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026. At-large board seats carry a five-year term typically beginning July 1, pending special circumstances.
Budget Public Hearing
May 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Budget hearing presentation will take place prior to the regular board meeting that evening.