West Genesee residents approved the 2019-2020 budget and bus propositions on May 21, 2019.
The $90,486,935 budget received 1,573 favorable votes and 282 votes in opposition.
The proposition (#1) to purchase district buses received 1,461 favorable votes and 390 votes in opposition.
Proposition #2 to provide Enhanced State Aid for Energy Performance Improvements received 1,608 favorable votes and 248 votes in opposition.
The propositions (#3 and #4) that would provide funding for two area libraries (Maxwell and Fairmount) was put to a vote. The proposition for Maxwell Library received 1,489 favorable votes and 356 votes in opposition and the proposition for Fairmount Library received 1,479 favorable votes and 369 votes in opposition.
Thank you to the community for your continued support!
Board of Education Candidates
The candidates for the Board of Education received the following votes: Eric Bacon-811; Elizabeth Donaldson-1,419; Roberta Herron-521; Jennifer James-1,288; and Aaron Ryder-1,020.
Elizabeth Donaldson will fill the three-year one-month and ten-day term starting on May 22. Jennifer James and Aaron Ryder will fill the two open three-year terms starting July 1.
When you visit the polls for the Annual Meeting on May 21, 2019, it will have the feel of regular general elections with voter sign in, paper ballots, and scanning machines.
What to Expect
- The vote will remain in the High School Auditorium Lobby @ 5201 West Genesee Street, Camillus, New York 13031.
- The voter registration process will be the same utilizing pre-printed registration books.
- After signing the registration book, you will be handed a paper ballot.
- You will complete your paper ballot in one of the available privacy booths.
- After you complete your ballot, you will feed it into one of two available scanners.
One of biggest factors that slows the voting process, especially for new residents or students that are recently 18 years old, is if your name is not in the Voter registration book. We have a feature that will allow you to verify this ahead of the election. Please click on the link below to verify if you are registered to vote in our annual meeting and election of school board candidates.
Am I Registered?
Click here to see if you are registered. If you cannot find your name utilizing this link, it is not too late to get registered. If you do not find your name, or your information has changed, please complete the registration form linked below and return it to :
NO LATER THAN APRIL 25, 2019
Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk
West Genesee Central School District
300 Sanderson Drive
Camillus, New York 13031
(New registrations: complete the green top portion / Information corrections: complete the yellow middle portion)
If the District Clerk receives your registration or correction form between April 26, 2019 and May 9, 2019 your information will be available the day of the vote on the addendum registration paperwork.
On vote day, the District Clerk will be available to verify voter eligibility if your name did not make it to either the regular registration books or the addendum, so please come out to vote!
Voters Must Be: A citizen of the United States; 18 Years of age; and District Resident for a minimum of 30 days to be Registered to Vote. Questions? Call the District Clerk at (315) 487-4563.
Voting Information – Q&A
When and Where is the Budget Vote? – The Annual School District Board of Education Election and Budget Vote will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in the West Genesee High School Auditorium Lobby.
Can I Vote by Absentee Ballot? – Residents who will not be in the area on May 21 may apply for an absentee ballot at the District Office. If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be submitted at least seven days prior to the vote. If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted until May 20. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 21.