Budget Vote and School Board Election

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024

Polls Open 12-9 p.m.

If you have any questions about the 2024 Budget Vote and School Board Election, please contact District Clerk Tricia Beresford via email or (607) 274-2102 or contact Deputy District Clerk Emilee Tracy-Arm via email or (607) 274-6845. You can also send us a message on Let's Talk.

TIMELINE

Some dates are subject to change.

April 26

Property tax report card and budget adoption

May 1

Deadline for school board candidates to submit nominating petitions

May 7

Voter registration deadline

May 21

BUDGET VOTE AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

May 22

Certification of election results

VOTER INFORMATION

WHERE DO I VOTE?

Click on the light red bar below to view the school district polling location table to determine where you vote

VOTER QUALIFICATIONS

To vote in the 2024 Budget Vote and School Board Election, you must be a registered voter and--

  • a citizen of the United States;

  • 18 years of age or older;

  • a resident within the district for 30 days immediately preceding May 21, 2024; and

  • not otherwise prohibited from voting under Election Law.

VOTER REGISTRATION

The voter registration deadline is May 7, 2024

If a qualified voter has previously registered with the district or with the county board of elections and has voted within the last four (4) calendar years, they are eligible to vote in the May 21, 2024 Annual District Meeting and Election without re-registering.

All others who wish to vote in the Annual District Meeting and Election must either pre-register with the district as set forth below or be registered with the Tompkins County or Tioga County Elections Board to vote in general elections.

The district has authorized continuous registration of qualified voters in the Office of the District Clerk, 400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, through May 7, 2024.

EARLY MAIL BALLOTS

On September 20, 2023, Governor Hochul signed Chapter 481 of the Laws of 2023, establishing the New York Early Mail Voter Act. This newly enacted legislation, which took effect on January 1, 2024, and applies to all elections moving forward, establishes an additional method of voting early by mail.

Qualified voters of the district may download an early mail ballot application here or pick one up at the District Office. If the application requests the early mail ballot be mailed, the application must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 14, 2024. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk no later than the day before the election. Applications may not be submitted more than 30 days before the election (April 21, 2024).

Early mail ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2024, to be canvassed.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Qualified voters of the district may download an absentee ballot application here or pick one up at the District Office. If the application requests the absentee ballot be mailed to the voter, the application must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 14, 2024. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk no later than the day before the election. Applications may not be submitted more than 30 days before the election (April 21, 2024).

Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2024, to be canvassed.

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Three members will be elected to the ICSD Board of Education due to the expiration of the terms of Eldred Harris, Adam Krantweiss, and Moira Lang. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will each be elected to an at-large full three-year term from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027.

PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

The deadline to submit nominating petitions is May 1, 2024

Those seeking to run for the ICSD Board of Education must file a nominating petition with the district clerk by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in order for their names to be placed on the ballot. A separate petition shall be required to nominate each candidate. Each petition shall be signed by at least 100 qualified voters of the district and shall state the name and residence of the candidate and each signer.

The 2024 Nominating Petition can be found in the Board of Education Candidate Packet (packets may also be picked up at the District Office). Petitions must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2024.

District Clerk
Ithaca City School District
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

In addition to filing a nominating petition, School Board candidates must meet all other eligibility requirements, including applicable residency and age, and file a campaign expenditures and contributions statement at least three times. Please download the Board of Education Candidate Packet (or pick one up at the District Office) for more information.