District Clerk

Per an Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo on March 30, 2020, the Annual School District Budget Vote and Election scheduled for May 19, 2020 has been postponed until after June 1, 2020. Please check back for updates. 

Due to School Closings Related to the Coronavirus, please email adobbelaer@nanuetsd.org with any questions or requests related to the following: 

Board of Education Seat

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 three (3) seats up for election; all three seats are three-year terms commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring on June 30, 2023. The petitions must be returned to the District Clerk no later than Monday, April 20, 2020 by 5:00 pm. 

To be eligible, a candidate must be a registered voter in the District. An applicant must be able to read and write, at least 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen, and a resident of the District for at least one year. 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 Mrs. Dobbelaer at 845-627-9888 or adobbelaer@nanuetsd.org


To qualify as a voter, you must be:

  • 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 day of the vote
  • 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 school budget vote and board elections, voters must be registered with the Rockland County Board of Elections or the Nanuet School District.  If you are uncertain if you are registered to vote, contact the District Clerk, Andrea Dobbelaer, at 627-9888. Eligible residents can register in the district administration offices during regular office hours.  In-person registration is required along with photo identification and proof of residence. The district administration building is located at 101 Church Street, Nanuet. 

Due to District Offices being closed as a result of COVID-19, it is suggested that residents register to vote via mail by sending a completed New York State Voter Registration form to the Rockland County Board of Elections. Click Here for the most current NY State Voter Registration form in English; Click Here for the most current NY State Voter Registration form in Spanish. Or, Click Here for information on how you can register to vote online through the DMV Voter Registration site. 


Absentee Ballots

A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter if during all hours of voting on the day of the election he or she will be:

  1. Absent from the county of his or her residence; or
  2. Unable to appear at the polling place because of illness or physical disability, or duties related to the primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled; or
  3. An inmate; or
  4. A patient of a veteran’s administration hospital; or
  5. Absent from his or her voting residence because he or she is detained in jail.

Effective March 9, 2020, under recently signed NY State legislation, applications for absentee ballots must be submitted on a form prescribed by the state board of elections. For the 2020 election, please call the District Clerk at 845-627-9888 if you would like to request an absentee ballot application. Applications must be received by the District Clerk no earlier than thirty (30) days before the election for which an absentee ballot is sought.

Completed absentee ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the election.