District Contact Information

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

227 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6720

Central School District

District News

Do you need an absentee ballot for the Capital Improvement Project vote on Feb. 28?

February 2, 2017 - Oftentimes, district residents are not available on the day of a public vote for reasons such as illness, out-of-town business trips, or being away at college. However, registered voters may still vote by obtaining an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballots are available for specific reasons, such as if you are:

  • Unable to vote in person because of illness.

  • Planning to be out of the area on vacation or business.

  • Studying at a college or university.

  • Confined to prison due to conviction of an offense other than a felony.

  • Accompanying a spouse, parent or child of the same residence who can't come to the polls for one of the above reasons.

How do I get an absentee ballot?

Please be aware that there is a two-step process to receive an absentee ballot.

  1. Fill out an application for an absentee ballot to confirm why you will not be able to vote in person.

  2. Fill out the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote.

STEP ONE - Fill out the application for an absentee ballot

First, you must fill out an application for an absentee ballot to confirm the reason why you will not be able to vote in person. There are three ways to fill out the application:

  1. You can download and print the application for an absentee ballot (PDF).

  2. You can call the district clerk at 615-6720 and ask to have it mailed to you (be sure to leave yourself extra time for this request because applications are due one week before the vote, on Feb. 21).

  3. You can visit the district clerk to fill it out in person at the Main Street Building, 227 Main Street in Goshen.

By law, an absentee ballot application must be submitted by February 21; at least seven days before the vote. After the district clerk receives your application for an absentee ballot, you will be given the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote.

STEP TWO - Fill out the absentee ballot to cast your vote

After you fill out and submit the application for an absentee ballot to the district clerk, you will receive the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote. The absentee ballot must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the budget vote, February 28.

Please know that you may only fill out an application for an absentee ballot if you are a registered voter. To register to vote, you must do one of the following:

  • Personally register with the school district through the district clerk’s office. One who is personally registered within the last four years is eligible to vote in all school votes, but not general or local elections.

  • Register with the Orange County Board of Elections. Voters are then eligible to vote in general, local and school district votes.

For information, contact District Clerk Maureen Farrell at 615-6720.

Remember: All absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the vote.