Budget Information

Thank You to the Community! Budget Vote Passes and Election Results

West Genesee residents approved the 2022-2023 Budget, Transportation/Maintenance Equipment Purchase proposition, and Capital Reserve Fund proposition on May 17, 2022.

The $97,279,760 budget received 903 favorable votes and 263 votes in opposition.

The proposition (#1) for the Transportation and Maintenance Equipment Purchase received 926 favorable votes and 242 votes in opposition.

The proposition (#2) for the Capital Reserve Fund received 920 favorable votes and 239 votes in opposition.

The propositions (#3, #4, and #5) that would provide funding for three area libraries (Fairmount Community, Maxwell Memorial, and Onondaga Free) were put to a vote. The proposition for Fairmount Community Library received 916 favorable votes and 242 votes in opposition; the proposition for Maxwell Memorial Library received 926 favorable votes and 230 votes in opposition; and the proposition for Onondaga Free Library received 902 favorable votes and 258 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: Elizabeth N. Donaldson-931; Sean J. Hopkins-531; Jennifer A. James-857, and Aaron J. Ryder-700. Donaldson, James, and Ryder had the most votes and will fill the three open three-year terms starting July 1.

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 are not on our eligible registration listing on this site, please  email wgbudgetvote@westgenesee.org.

Information for Filing Nominating Petitions

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that petitions for nominating candidates for office must be filed in the District Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2022.  Candidates must:

  • Be able to read and write.
  • Be a qualified voter of the District. A qualified voter of the District is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older and not adjudged to be an incompetent.
  • Be and have been a resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.
  • Have not been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
  • Not reside with an other member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
  • Not be a current employee of the school board.
  • Not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Please note: interested candidates can come and pick up a packet at the District Office.

Voting Information – Q&A

Who is Eligible to Vote – You are eligible to vote on May 17, 2022 if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older, and have been a District resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Questions? Call the District Clerk at 315-487-4563.

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 17, 2022, in the West Genesee High School.

Can I Vote by Absentee Ballot? – Residents who will not be in the area on May 17, 2022 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 16, 2022. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022.

Voter Objections/Challenges

Any qualified voter may challenge the qualifications of an individual casting an absentee ballot.

The qualifications of any individual submitting an absentee ballot may be challenged

The basis for challenges includes:

  • Voter is not 18 years old as of May 17, 2022;
  • Voter is not a United States citizen;
  • Voter has not been a District resident for 30 days prior to May 17, 2022;
  • Voter is not disqualified from voting (felony conviction, for example); and
  • In Districts using a system of personal registration only: the voter is not registered with either the County Board of Elections or the District.

A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots were issued must be available to both the public and the Election Inspectors.

Before opening any envelopes, the Election Inspectors must review any written objections received by the District Clerk. (These are received prior to the election, based on inspection of the list to whom ballots were issued.)

Election Inspectors should also review any objections made on May 17, 2022.

Challenges must be able to be received on May 17, 2022 – These can be made by emailing wgbudgetvote@westgenesee.org  or contact District Clerk, Christine DeMass, at 315-487-4563. The challenge must include the following:
Your Name
Your Address
The Name of The Voter Who’s Eligibility You Are Challenging
The Reason of the Challenge

The challenge period will commence at 9:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022.