Voter qualification questions, answered

The school budget is the biggest investment the community collectively makes with its tax dollars. District leaders work to make the most effective use of resources to benefit students, to develop and manage the budget in a responsible and transparent manner and to be accountable to taxpayers.

Each spring the board of education adopts a budget for the coming school year for a community vote. Voters will cast ballots on the proposed 2019-20 school budget and school board candidates on Tuesday, May 21 in the Liberty High School gymnasium. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m.


How do I know if I am qualified to vote?

In order to be legally qualified to vote in the annual school district budget vote and Board of Education election, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a district resident for 30 days or more by May 21 (this must be your primary, permanent residence);
  • be at least 18 years old as of May 21, 2019;
  • be registered to vote by May 16, 2019.

How do I know if I am 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.

Residents who are not sure if they are registered to vote can access the online Poll Finder to find out. 

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, Liberty CSD District Office Building, 115 Buckley St., Liberty, NY. Valid ID and current proof of residency required. Voter registration deadline is May 16, 2019.

How can I vote by absentee ballot?

Absentee ballot applications are available at the office of the district clerk from April 24 through May 20, 2019.

Completed applications must be received by the district clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or absentee ballot applications can be completed up to 4pm on May 20 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, May 21, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Where and when do I vote?

The district budget vote and Board of Education election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. 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, Liberty Central School District Office, Building, 115 Buckley St., Liberty, NY 12754, telephone: (845) 292-6990 or e-mail at

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