Voting in School Elections

All members of the community are entitled to vote in any school matter (budget, election of board members, referendum). In order to be legally qualified to vote in school budget and board of education elections, a person must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • Eighteen years of age or over.
  • A resident within the Monticello School District for a period of at least 30 days immediately preceding the voting.
  • Registered to vote. The 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. Those 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.

There will be a Voter Registration Day on May 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at all district voting locations

Voters may also register in person on any school day between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the District Clerk’s office, located at: 

Monticello CSD Administration Building
60 Jefferson Street, Suite 3
Monticello, NY 12701

The last day to register to vote in the 2024-25 school budget vote is May 7, 2024. 

For more information about voting, call 845-794-7700, ext. 70523.

Voting Locations

Thompson/Monticello – District #1
Robert J. Kaiser Middle School
45 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701

Bethel – District #2
Duggan Community Center
3460 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786

Mamakating – District #3
Emma C. Chase School
28 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Rock Hill – District #4
Rock Hill Fire Department
61 Glen Wild Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775

Forestburgh – District #5
Forestburgh Town Hall
332 King Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777

If you have a question about where you should vote, call 845-794-7700, ext. 70523 or check here on Poll Finder.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots are available for all school district elections. Absentee ballots are available for voters who are residents of the district but will not be able to physically vote in their designated polling place. To vote by absentee ballot, first obtain an absentee ballot application in one of three ways:

  • Call for an application:
    (845) 794-7700 ext. 70523
  • Request by mail:
    Monticello Central School District
    School District Clerk
    60 Jefferson Street, Suite 3
    Monticello, NY 12701
  • Download the application using one of the links below. 

Absentee ballot application – English

Absentee ballot application – Spanish 

Military Voter Registration Form

Military Ballot Request Form

If you request that the absentee ballot be mailed to you, the district clerk will mail your ballot by regular mail no later than 6 days prior to the election. Otherwise, the district clerk will deliver your ballot to you or your agent, as designated on your application, when you or your agent appears in the district clerk’s office.
For your ballot to be canvassed, it must be received by the school district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the election.