Voting information for the 2024-25 budget vote

Voting information

The budget vote and board election will be held at Bethlehem Central High School on Tuesday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Gym A. To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Bethlehem Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

As always, voters who will be out of town or unable to vote at the polls due to illness or disability may apply for an absentee ballot. New this year is early ballot voting for any qualified school district voter.

Early ballot voting is available as a result of the new state Early Mail Voter Act, effective January 1, 2024. Early voting is possible without any reasons needed for voting early. Similar to absentee ballot voting, you must fill out an application to vote early. There are separate applications for early voting or absentee ballot voting, but the application process and deadlines are the same for both.

If the application requests that a ballot be mailed to the voter, it must be received by the district clerk no later than 7 days before the election. An application personally delivered to the district clerk must be received by the district clerk no later than the day before the election. Applications may not be submitted more than 30 days prior to the election. Completed ballots must be received by the school district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the election.

Return your completed ballot application to Brittany Barrett, District Clerk, Bethlehem Central School District Educational Services Center, 700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY, 12054, (518) 439-7098. If you have questions, please email