Qualified residents of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District may request an absentee ballot to participate in the May 18 budget vote and board elections. According to the state Board of Elections, the risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19 remains a valid reason to request an absentee ballot in New York.
Registered voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot must fill out an application. Applications may be obtained in person from District Clerk Georgia Baldwin in the district office, or by calling 518-954-2501.
Voters who want their absentee ballots mailed to them must return their application to the district office by May 12. Voters who plan to pick up their absentee ballot must return their application by May 17.
Applications for regular absentee ballots will be accepted starting April 19.
The state education law also makes special provisions for absentee voting for members of the community who are serving in the military. Military voters may request to receive their absentee ballot applications and ballots by mail, email, or fax. Military absentee ballots may be returned by mail or in person. All requests for military absentee ballot applications must be received by Friday, April 23.
All absentee ballots, including military absentee ballots, must be returned to the district office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.
Qualified residents who wish to vote in person may do so from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, in the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium at Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School, 100 Bridge Street, Broadalbin. Note, this is the ONLY polling location this school year; voting will no longer take place at Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School (Perth campus).