Please vote on Oct. 10

Voters will hit the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 9 p.m. to fill a vacant school board seat.

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting and Election at the high school’s auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to elect one candidate to fill one open seat on the board.

The two candidates who will appear on the ballot (in this order) are:
• Marta Illing; and
• Joyce Teed

The elected candidate will fill the seat previously held by Dan Parkhurst, who retired earlier this summer. The candidate will serve on the board of education from Oct. 11, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Read the legal notice for this Special Meeting and Election.

Learn more about voter qualifications.

Eligible voters must be:
• A U.S. citizen;
• A district resident for at least 30 days or more by October 10 (this must be your primary, permanent residence);
• At least 18 years old as of Oct. 10; and
• Registered to vote by Oct. 5.

How do I determine if I’m registered to vote in Liberty?
Residents of the district who are registered to vote in a general election are eligible to vote at school district meetings and elections without further special school district registration.

If you are not a registered voter with the Board of Elections you may register at the school.  School registration of voters is valid for a period of four years. If the resident has not voted within that period, they must re-register. All new residents must register to vote.

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How can I register to vote?
District residents who wish to register may do so from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except weekends and holidays, at the office of the district clerk in the Liberty Central School District Office, 115 Buckley St. Valid ID and current proof of residency required. Please call District Clerk Tania DeFrank at (845) 292-6990 if you unsure if you are a registered voter. The voter registration deadline is October 5, 2017.

Can I vote by absentee ballot?
To vote by absentee ballot, you must fill out an application. Absentee ballot applications are available at the office of the district clerk from Sept. 13 through Oct. 9. The district clerk must receive completed applications seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or absentee ballot applications can be completed up to 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 if the ballot is to be picked up in person. Anyone can pick-up multiple absentee ballot applications, but only the voter can personally pick up an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballots are available for voters who are residents of the district, but who will not be able to physically vote in their designated polling place (e.g. college students, those with a disability.)

Absentee ballots are due by Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Where and when do I vote?
The district Special Meeting and Election will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Polls are open from 12 -9 p.m. and are located in the Liberty High School gymnasium, located at 125 Buckley St., Liberty, NY 12754.

Who can I contact for more information?
For more information contact the Tania DeFrank, District Clerk,  District Office Building, 115 Buckley St., Liberty, NY 12754. Telephone (845) 292-6990 or email at

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