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
60 Jefferson Street, Suite 3
Monticello, NY 12701

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

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PUBLIC USE*: Rock Hill – District #4
Rock Hill Fire Department
61 Glen Wild Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PUBLIC USE*: Forestburgh – District #5
Forestburgh Town Hall
332 King Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777

****Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Rock Hill Fire Department and Forestburgh Town Hall, the 2021-22 school budget vote will only take place at district-owned polling locations: Robert J. Kaiser Middle School, Duggan Community Center and the Emma C. Chase Elementary School. 

Voters in the Rock Hill and Forestburgh districts will vote at the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School. 

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 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 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

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.

    Please note: Absentee ballot applications for the May 18, 2021 election will be accepted beginning April 19, 2021.