New York State's Property Tax Cap: Citizen's Guide
As you know, effective for the 2012-2013 school year, New York State enacted its first-ever cap on the annual growth in local government and school district tax levies. While the tax cap is essentially a simple concept, based on a successful tax limitation in neighboring Massachusetts, the first stages of the implementation process in many communities has inevitably raised many questions about how the law is supposed to work.
"New York State's Property Tax Cap: Citizen's Guide" is designed to answer those questions in a short, easy-to-understand format. The booklet includes a summary description of the cap, answers to frequently asked questions and the full text of the tax cap law itself. You can refer to
Voter Eligibility & Registration
Registration dates for the May 16, 2017 Budget Vote will take place in the below listed buildings on the following dates :
- Tuesday, May 2, Administration Office (entrance off Lake Ave) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Thursday, May 4, Administration Office (entrance off Lake Ave) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 10, John F. Kennedy Int. School (on Lake Ave.) from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Deer Park residents are urged to vote in all school district elections. To cast your ballot in the May 16, 2017 Budget Vote and Board Trustee Election you must be:
- a citizen of the United States,
- eighteen (18) years of age or older (eligible students are encouraged to vote)
- a resident of the Deer Park School District for 30 days prior to the vote
- registered to vote with the Suffolk County Board of Elections, or registered with the school district.
Registration is required if you have not voted within four years in a general election or school election.
For more information, please contact the District Clerk at (631) 274-4013.
The 2017-2018 Adopted Budget, which will be presented to the voters at the annual election on May 16, 2017, will be adopted by the Board of Education mid-late April.
Absentee Ballot Application
An application for an absentee ballot must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election if the ballot it to be issued to the voter in person.
Absentee Ballot Deadline
No absentee voter's ballot will be counted unless it is received in the office of the District Clerk, 1881 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, by 5:00 PM on the day of the election.