2021-22 Budget Vote and Election: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Nanuet HS Main Gym
To qualify as a voter, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States;
- At least 18 years old; and
- A resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the day of the vote; and
- Not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law (e.g. a person who has been adjudged to be mentally incompetent).
In order to vote in the NUFSD Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election, voters must be registered with the Rockland County Board of Elections or the Nanuet School District. Due to COVID-19, it is suggested that residents register to vote online at the DMV Voter Registration Site. Visit https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application. For a mail-in registration form or for more information, visit https://rocklandgov.com/departments/board-of-elections/register-to-vote/.
If you would like to check your registration status, visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ . Please note the polling place for our School District Election only is Nanuet High School gym.
Please call Andrea Dobbelaer at 845-627-9202 and leave a message with any questions.
*For 2021 Only: You may request an absentee ballot if you are concerned about contracting COVID-19.
The deadline for mailed Absentee Ballots has expired. If you would like to request an absentee ballot /application for in-person delivery, please call 845-627-9202 by the deadline of Monday, May 17.
A qualified voter of the District may request in good faith an absentee ballot due to one of the following reasons:
- Absence from county on election day; or
- Temporary illness or physical disability (Includes COVID-19 concerns for 2021)
- Permanent illness or physical disability
- Duties related to primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled; or
- Resident or patient of Veterans Health Administration Hospital; or
- Detention in jail/prison, awaiting trial, awaiting action by a grand jury, or in prison for conviction of a crime or offense which was not a felony
Absentee ballot applications with original signatures must be received via regular mail or in person by the District Clerk no earlier than April 19, 2021 (30 days before the election). If the applicant requests the absentee ballot to be mailed, the application must be received by the District Clerk no later than May 11, 2021 (7 days before the election). Absentee ballots will be mailed by First Class mail only. If the applicant or his/her designated agent (with proper ID) delivers the application to the District Clerk in person, the application must be received no later than May 17, 2021 (day before election).
Completed absentee ballots must be received by regular mail or in person by the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the election (May 18, 2021).
Please call the District Clerk at 845-627-9202 for in-person pickup/deliveries and for any questions. Military Voters: please see information below; do not use above application.
Mailing Address for District Clerk:
Nanuet Union Free School District
Attn: Andrea Dobbelaer, District Clerk
101 Church Street
Nanuet, NY 10954
Pursuant to N.Y. Education Law §2018-D, school districts must make military ballots available for elections. Military ballots allow a member of the uniformed services or a qualified family member to vote in the election while absent due to military service.
Under the law, there are special accommodations for military voters. Please see the following link for more information or call the District Clerk at 845-627-9202:
Military registration forms and military ballot applications must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on April 22, 2021.
Completed military ballots must be received by mail in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the election.
Please call the District Clerk at 845-627-9202 for any questions.
Board of Education Seats
If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Education, nominating petitions are available from the District Clerk, Andrea Dobbelaer, located in the Administrative Offices. There will be two (2) seats up for election; both seats are three-year terms commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring on June 30, 2024. The petitions must be returned to the District Clerk no later than Monday, April 19, 2021 by 5:00 pm.
To be eligible, a candidate must be a qualified voter in the District (U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age and not a convicted felon or adjudged an incompetent). An applicant must be able to read and write, must be and have been a resident of the District for at least one year prior to the election. At the time when the Board Member takes office, they cannot be employed by the District or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the Nanuet Board of Education.
Any questions should be directed to Andrea Dobbelaer at 845-627-9202.