IMPORTANT: Absentee ballot update for school budget vote and board election

Ballots delayed

We understand that residents started to receive their ballots on Friday, June 5. Despite the district meeting all deadlines for providing required information, unanticipated delays occurred beyond the district’s control in the outside vendor’s production and delivery of the ballots. 

Please note that this issue is not specific to Stillwater and is affecting a number of schools in our region and throughout the state. We will keep our community updated as we learn more.

Also, if you have a P.O. BOX, you will need to contact the school to get a ballot or you are able to come pick one up at the days and hours listed above.

An executive order issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Qualified voters on the most recent years’ poll lists will be automatically sent an absentee ballot. Anyone who meets the definition of a “qualified voter” but does not believe they will be on the school district’s poll list (which includes names of residents who voted in recent years’ school elections), please contact District Clerk Renee Price at as soon as possible to ensure timely receipt of an absentee ballot.

All absentee ballots must be returned (not postmarked) by 5 p.m. on June 9. There are multiple ways you can return your ballot:

  • Drop it off in the locked ballot box outside of the business office on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Drop it off during business hours from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Tuesday, June 9 will be until 5 p.m.) in the locked ballot box outside of the business office.
  • Send it back by mail in your pre-paid envelope that will be sent with the ballot.