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Upcoming School District Elections--May 16, 2017

SHELTER ISLAND UFSD Budget and School Board Election--May 16,2017 Noon-6:00 pm--School Gymnasium

Voters will be voting on the school district's $11.3 million dollar budget as well as the election of 3 School Board trustees (4 candidates are running).

In addition, a proposition on the ballot will ask voters whether or not to extend the milage for school transportation from 15 to 16.5 miles with the approximate cost of proposed additional services to the district in the amount of an estimated $70,000.00.

Absentee ballots, copies of the proposed budget and other voting information may be found on the school district's website. Click the "Shelter Island UFSD" link in the above caption.

General Voter Information

The Suffolk County Board of Elections provides helpful links with information on voter registration and absentee voting. Update your voter registration here

The New York State League of Women Voters' website also contains a wealth of information not just about voter registration issues, but analysis and commentary on propositions.

A Note About Absentee Applications and Ballots

Application forms for absentee ballots may be downloaded from the New York State Board of Elections

Once your application is received and approved by the local Board of Elections, you will be sent an absentee ballot, usually within two weeks of either the primary election or the general election whichever is applicable.

Absentee ballot applications may also be found at any U. S. Post Office, public library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or by contacting LWVSI.

Mail or deliver applications/ballots to: Suffolk County BOE: PO Box 700 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980 631 852 4500

A Note About Judicial Candidates

The Independent Judicial Election Commissions(IJEQCs) are a statewide network of independent screening panels for judicial candidates. The screening process is designed to ensure that voters are provided with as much information as possible about the qualifications of candidates for judicial office. Each IJEQC is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of candidates within its respective judicial district who are seeking public election to New York State Supreme Court, County Court, Surrogate's Court, Family Court, New York City Civil Court, District Court or City Court. The Commissions publish a brochure--Electing Judges in New York State: You Can be An Informed Voter as well as a 2013 Voter Guide (This is the latest available. The commission recommends checking the website two weeks before the general election for updates.)