Absentee ballots are available to registered voters
who will not be in the district on the day of the budget vote for
Absentee ballots are available if you are:
Unable to vote in person because of illness.
Planning to be out of the area on vacation or
Confined to prison due to conviction of an
offense other than a felony.
Accompanying a spouse, parent or child of the
same residence who can't come to the polls for one of the above
How do I get an absentee ballot?
Please be aware that there is a two-step process to
receive an absentee ballot.
Fill out an application for an
absentee ballot to confirm why you will not be able to vote in
Fill out the actual absentee
ballot to cast your vote.
STEP ONE - Fill out the application for an
First, you must fill out an application for
an absentee ballot (PDF) to confirm the reason why you will not be able to
vote in person. There are three ways to fill out the
You can download and print the
an absentee ballot (PDF).
You can call the district
clerk at 615-6720 and ask to have it mailed to you.
You can visit the district clerk
to fill it out in person
at the Main Street Building, 227 Main Street in Goshen.
When are applications for absentee ballots due?
An absentee ballot application
must be submitted at least seven days before the budget vote. After the district clerk receives your application
for an absentee ballot, you will be given the actual absentee ballot to
cast your vote.
STEP TWO - Fill out the actual absentee ballot to
cast your vote
After you fill out and submit the application
for an absentee ballot to the district clerk, you will receive the actual absentee
ballot to cast your vote. The absentee ballot must be received by the
district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the
It is important to remember that
if you want your absentee ballot mailed to you,
all applications for
absentee ballots MUST be received by the district clerk
at least seven days prior to the vote. We are governed by law and there is no exception to this
rule. If you plan on having it mailed to you, be sure
to give yourself extra time when making the request to the district
clerk, so that you have enough time to fill it out and get it
back to the district clerk seven days before the vote.
A suggestion is to visit the district clerk at the
Main Street Building in person to fill out the application and receive
your absentee ballot at that time. This will avoid having to worry about
meeting mailing deadlines.
By understanding the two-step process of absentee
ballots, all of our registered voters will be able to cast their vote
during the annual District Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections. For information,
contact District Clerk Maureen Farrell at 615-6720.
All absentee ballots must be received by the District
Clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the vote.