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Election & Term Information

Click here to see if you are registered for the Annual School District Election and Budget Vote 
that will be held on May 21, 2019

The Board of Education has seven members, each elected for a term of three years. Candidates for the Board must be qualified voters of the School District and are nominated by petition. Such petitions shall be directed to the clerk of the School District and include the greater of at least two percent of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election, or 25 people.

Board Member Qualifications

To qualify for membership on a school board, an individual:

  • must be able to read and write
  • must be a "qualified voter" of the district
  • must be and have been a resident of the district for a least one year prior to the election.
  • may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding one year
  • may not reside with a member of the family who is also a member of the same school board
  • may not be a current employee of the school board
  • may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office

Nominating Petitions

Available on/after February 25, 2019 in the District Clerk’s Office, 1881 Deer Park Avenue.

Nominating positions must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters, or 2 percent of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election of the members of the Board of Education, whichever is greater. This year, a minimum of 25 signatures are needed.

Nominating petitions for specific seats on the school board must include the candidate’s name and residence, the residences of the people who sign the petition, the vacancy to be filled, including the name of the incumbent, and the length of the term of office to be filled.

Candidates may be nominated for only one vacancy. Nominating petitions must be filed for specific seats on the board. Petitions must be delivered to the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on April 22, 2019. The first campaign contributions affidavit is also due at this time. Contribution statements are due April 22, 2019, May 16, 2019 and June 10, 2019.

Voter Qualifications

A "qualified voter" is a person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the election at which he/she offers to vote, and who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of Section 5-106 of the Election Law.




Budget/Trustee Vote will be held on May 21, 2019 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
in the Deer Park High School GYM (by pool/track entrance)
1 Falcon Place, Deer Park, NY  11729
Parking for budget vote will be off No. 1st Street by the pool/track entrance. 
You cannot enter the building from any other doors during the hours of 7:00am – 6:00pm

Deer Park School District