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Budget vote absentee ballots

POSTED 5/13/2013
Absentee ballots available for May 21 OESJ budget vote
Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville residents who will be out of the area or otherwise unable to vote in the May 21 Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District 2013-14 budget referendum may request an absentee ballot. 

To obtain an absentee ballot application, residents should contact Oppenheim-Ephratah District Clerk Anna O’Connell at 518-568-2014 or St. Johnsville District Clerk Elizabeth Battisti at 518-568-2622. 

Applications for absentee ballots can be downloaded here.

All absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the day of the vote. 

Polls for the May 21 budget referendum will be open from noon to 8 p.m. The referendum will have one polling site. All voters will cast their ballots at the D.H. Robbins Elementary School in St. Johnsville.

If approved, the district’s inaugural spending plan would allow the district to an offer improved educational program without increasing the tax levy for district residents.

The proposed $18,088,119 budget calls for a tax levy of $4,830,151, which is equal to the two separate levies paid by Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville residents this year. For 2012-13, the Oppenheim-Ephratah tax levy was $2,443,412 and St. Johnsville’s was $2,386,739.

As board members were already selected by voters in April, there will be no board candidates on the May 21 ballot. Two board seats, however, will be on the May 2014 ballot.