Budget and Election - May 17, 2022

  • Responsible budgeting takes all of us


    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 17, 2022
    Noon – 9 p.m.
    Raymond L. Carr Board Room 

    Voter Eligibility 

    An eligible voter must be:

    1. eighteen (18) years of age,
    2. a citizen of the United States,
    3. a resident (not necessarily a homeowner) of the district for at least thirty (30)days preceding the election

    How to Receive an Absentee Ballot

    Download the Absentee Ballot Application

    Download the Military Absentee Ballot Application

    A completed absentee ballot application is required to allow you to obtain an absentee ballot for the Annual District Budget Vote on May 17. 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 military absentee ballot application no later than 5 p.m. on April 21, 2022. 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

    Three Board of Education seats will be up for election at the May 17 Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election. At-large board seats carry a five-year term typically beginning July 1, pending special circumstances. This year, one of these seats carries with it a special circumstance. The two (2) candidates receiving the highest vote totals shall be elected for the full five-year term to commence July 1, 2022, and expire June 30, 2027, and the candidate receiving the third-highest vote total shall be elected to the term to commence upon election and expire June 30, 2024. This seat was vacated in the spring of 2021 and Mr. Paul A Nazzarett Jr. was Board appointed to fill the seat through the day of the May 2022 vote.  Therefore, this year's candidate with the least number of votes will begin the term that evening through June 30, 2024.

    Cheektowaga Central School District residents interested in serving on the Board of Education must complete a nominating petition and submit it no later than April 18, 2022 to the District Clerk or designee in the District Office located in the High School Building at 3600 Union Road, Cheektowaga, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nominating Petitions are now available, click or at the District Office between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

    Budget Public Hearing
    May 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.
    Presentation will take place prior to the regular board meeting that evening.

    Budget Resources

    Board of Education Presentations