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Voter Information

Voter Eligibility

On May 21, 2024, District residents will have the opportunity to vote on:

  • the school district's proposed budget for the 2024-2025 school year 
  • a bus purchase proposition
  • candidates for the Board of Education (three vacancies)

To vote you must be:

  • A permanent resident of the district for at least 30 days immediately prior to the vote
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Registered with the school district or the Dutchess/Putnam County Board of Elections (depending on county of residence)

Do I need to register? If so, where do I go?

If you are registered to vote in local or national elections, you are automatically registered to vote in school district elections.  However, if you have not voted in the past four years, your voter registration may be marked inactive, and you may be required to re-register to vote.  

You may register in the Office of the District Clerk, located at 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) between 8:30am to 4:00pm until Thursday, May 16, 2024. Registration is for new residents or residents who have not voted in a Wappingers CSD school election in the past four years. Proof of residency will be required, such as a driver’s license, non-driver identification card, or utility bill. 

Please note: registration with the District Clerk is only for school district elections. You may also register with the Dutchess/Putnam County Board of Elections for all elections:

Registration forms are available on the County Board of Elections websites for mailing or delivering to the appropriate Board of Elections or by submitting an on-line application for voter registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles at: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application.

Early Mail Ballots

New this year is the ability to vote early by mail.  Voters requesting an early mail ballot need not supply a reason why they cannot appear in person at the polls on election day. 

An application bearing the voter’s signature must be completed before a ballot can be issued to the voter or designee. 

TO REQUEST APPLICATION:     

Early Mail Ballot Application - English (available for download on 4/1/2024)

Applications may also be requested by calling the District Clerk at 845-298-5000 ext. 40145 and request to have it mailed to you; or you can visit the District Clerk at the WCSD District Office, 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY to fill out an application in-person.

The application must be printed, ink signed by the voter, and returned to the District Clerk. 

TO RETURN APPLICATION: 

Early Mail Ballot Application must be received by the District Clerk no earlier than 4/22/2024.

If the early mail ballot is to be mailed to the applicant, the application must be received by the District Clerk no later than seven (7) days before the election (May 14).  If the early mail ballot is to be delivered in person to the voter or designee, the application must be received no later than the day before the election (May 20).  

After the District Clerk receives your School District Early Mail Ballot Application, you will be mailed/given the actual ballot to cast your vote.


Send the completed application to the District Clerk, as follows:

MAIL TO:                                                                 EMAIL TO:

District Clerk                                                              Alberta.pedro@wcsdny.org        
Wappingers Central School District
PO Box 396
Hopewell Junction, NY  12533                                 
FAX TO:   (845) 896-1693

You can also hand-deliver the completed, signed application to the District Clerk at Wappingers Central School District, 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY.

TO RETURN EARLY MAIL BALLOT:

The Early Mail Ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00pm on the day of the election (May 21, 2024).

Reminder: Early Mail Ballots will not be accepted at the poll sites. All ballots must be received by the District Clerk (at 25 Corporate Park Dr., Hopewell Junction, NY 12533) no later than 5:00pm on the day of the vote.  

Absentee Ballots

Registered voters unable to vote in person can complete an application to receive an absentee ballot only if the voter meets the criteria as indicated in Section I on the School District Absentee Ballot Application.   

An application bearing the voter’s signature must be completed and returned before a ballot can be issued to the voter or designee. 

TO REQUEST APPLICATION:

School District Absentee Ballot Applications can be obtained by downloading and printing the Absentee Ballot Application.  

  • Absentee Ballot Application - English (PDF)  (available for download on 4/1/2024)
  • Absentee Ballot Application - Spanish (PDF)  (available for download on 4/1/2024)
     

Applications may also be requested by calling the District Clerk at 845-298-5000 ext. 40145 and request to have it mailed to you; or you can visit the District Clerk at the WCSD District Office, 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY to fill out an application in-person.

The application must be printed, ink signed by the voter, and returned to the District Clerk. 

TO RETURN APPLICATION: 

Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the District Clerk no earlier than 4/22/2024.

The Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election (May 14) if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election (May 20) if the ballot is to be personally picked up by the voter or the voter's designated agent set forth on the application.  

After the District Clerk receives your School District Absentee Ballot Application, you will be mailed/given the actual ballot to cast your vote.

Send the completed application to the District Clerk, as follows:

MAIL TO:                                                                 EMAIL TO:

District Clerk                                                              Alberta.pedro@wcsdny.org        
Wappingers Central School District
PO Box 396
Hopewell Junction, NY  12533                                 
FAX TO:   (845) 896-1693

You can also hand-deliver the completed, signed application to the District Clerk at Wappingers Central School District, 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY.

 

TO RETURN ABSENTEE BALLOT:

The Absentee Ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00pm on the day of the election (May 21, 2024).

Reminder: The Absentee Ballot will not be accepted at the poll sites. All ballots must be received by the District Clerk (at 25 Corporate Park Dr., Hopewell Junction, NY 12533) by 5:00pm on the day of the vote

Military Voters

If you wish to register as a military voter with the District only, please complete the Military Voter Registration Application:  

Registered military voters may submit an application for a military ballot. Please complete the Application for Military Ballot:

Return the completed applications by email to the District Clerk at: alberta.pedro@wscdny.org 

Application for registration and ballots must be received by the District Clerk by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 26th day before the election (April 25, 2024).  

Military ballots must be returned by mail and received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on election day (May 21, 2024).  

Student Voters

Students may pre-register to vote at the ages of 16 or 17 but cannot vote until they are the age of 18. Please click on the link below to go to the State website for voter registration forms: