Election & Term Information



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 27, 2017 in District 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 17, 2017. The first campaign contributions affidavit is also due at this time. Contribution statements are due April 17, 2017, May 11, 2017 and June 5, 2017.



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.

 

Registration Dates

You must be a registered voter to vote on May 16, 2017.  If you are not, you can register in person on the following dates:


TBD - Check back in March for Dates

 

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.

Budget Vote will be held on May 16, 2017 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
in the Deer Park High School GYM
1 Falcon Place, Deer Park, NY  11729
Parking for budget vote will be off No. 1st Street by the pool entrance.

Deer Park School District