• Policy 2120.2: VOTING PROCEDURES

    Who may vote?

    Eligibility to Vote

    A person shall be entitled to vote in any school district election and in all matters placed upon the official ballot if such person is:

    • A citizen of the United States
    • At least 18 years of age
    • A resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the vote
    • Registered with the school district or with the Dutchess County Board of Elections


    Register to Vote

    Register to vote or update the information you have on file with the New York State Board of Elections.

    Please click on the following links:


    Are you registered to vote? Where do I vote?

    Click on the Voter Information Portal to see if you are registered to vote and where to vote.

    Absentee Ballots

    All registered voters on the Dutchess County Board of Elections Permanent Absentee list will automatically be sent an absentee ballot. All others who wish to vote via absentee ballot must submit an Absentee Ballot Application to the District Clerk in order to be issued an Absentee Ballot. Applications may not be submitted more than 30 days before the election. Applications for absentee ballots for the Annual District Meeting and Election may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk, Administration Building, 18 S. Perry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY or can be downloaded by clicking here.  Absentee Ballot Applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. The application must be completed and returned, and the individual must verify that he/she meets all voting requirements, and explain the reason for his/her inability to appear in person to vote. Absentee Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election and vote, May 21, 2024. 

    Military Ballots

    Military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as qualified voters of the school district.  Military voters may request an application to register as a qualified voter from the District Clerk.  Military voter registration application forms must be received in the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2024.  In order for a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the school district must have received in the office of the school district clerk a valid ballot application no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2024. A military voter may designate a preference to receive a military voter registration, military ballot application, or military ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail in their request for such registration, ballot application, or ballot. Such designation shall remain in effect until revoked or changed by the military voter.  Ballots for military voters shall be mailed, or otherwise distributed, no later than May 8, 2024.