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 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
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
How do I get an absentee ballot?
Please be aware that there is a two-step process to receive an absentee
Fill out an application for an absentee ballot to
confirm why you will not be able to vote in person.
Fill out the actual absentee ballot to cast your
STEP ONE - Fill out the application for an absentee
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:
You can download and print the
an absentee ballot (PDF).
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).
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
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
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.