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.

To register to vote or to register for an absentee ballot, contact the District Clerk; office located at Monticello CSD Administration Building, 237 Forestburgh Road in Monticello.

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

Voting Locations

Thompson – 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.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots are available for all school district election. 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 pick up an absentee ballot application at the office of the district clerk at the Monticello Central School District Administration Building, 237 Forestburgh Road, Monticello NY between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on school days. Or download an application here.

Completed applications must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. Completed applications must be received by the district clerk at least one day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Anyone can pick-up multiple absentee ballot applications, but only the voter can personally pick-up an absentee ballot.