2020-2021 School Budget/Election Information Page


                           Postponement of Annual Meeting and General Election to June 16, 2020

     The date of the annual meeting and general election has been changed to June 16, 2020.  By Executive Order dated June 8, 2020, the Governor has ordered that:

    • School districts receive absentee ballots via personal delivery through 5:00p.m. on June 9, 2020, only.  After this deadline, any receptacle used for personal delivery of absentee ballots must be removed, and the school district may no longer accept absentee ballots in person. The District will have a ballot box set up outside on June 9, 2020 until 5:00p.m.
    • School districts must continue to receive absentee ballots via the USPS through 5:00p.m. on June 16, 2020.
    • On June 16, 2020 after 5:00p.m., school districts may begin the process of canvassing and counting absentee ballots.

    On June 16th from 5 to 5:10p.m., prior to opening of the ballots qualified voters will have the opportunity to challenge the qualifications of a particular individual casting an absentee ballot.  If a challenge is made, the election inspectors and the school district attorney will review the challenge and make a determination to either accept or deny the ballot.

    At approximately 5:10p.m. on June 16th, election inspectors will commence slitting open the ballots and remove the folded ballots.  The folded ballots and the envelopes will be separated, with the ballots remaining folded and placed into a box with other folded ballots. 

    As boxes are filled they will be distributed to inspectors who are performing the count.  Since the ballots are separated from the envelopes there is no way to determine how individual people voted.

    At the end of the evening the scanners will provide a tabulation of the vote counts.  Information will be placed on our school website.

    Please call the District Clerk, Linda James at (585) 243-3450 if you have any questions.



    Please make sure you are signing the back of the return envelope for your absentee ballot.  If it is not signed it will not be counted. Please call 243-3450 x2214 with any questions regarding the school vote process. 

    Process for voting and returning school budget and board election ballots  Qualified voters who have either automatically received a ballot or requested one, should reurn their completed ballots in the envelopes provided by the District.  Residents will cast their votes by darkening the bubble which corresponds to their selections on the ballot.  The official absentee ballot envelope authenticates each ballot when the qualified voter signs the back of the envelope and seals it.  A self-addressed, postage-paid envelope will be provided to each voter to return the official signed absentee ballot, with the compelted ballot inside.  Simply place the postage-paid, sealed envelope(s) in the outgoing mail.  Ballots may also be dropped off at the District Office at 4050 Avon Road, Geneseo, NY. There will be a ballot box located outside the school district unitl 5:00p.m. on June 9th.  After June 9th all ballots must be mailed to the school district per Execitive Order 202.39


    TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE GENESEO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, Livingston County, New York: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, the regularly scheduled Budget Vote and Election and the Budget Hearing have been adjourned to alternate dates and will follow modified procedures in accordance with Executive Order and the Education Law.FURTHER NOTICE that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Geneseo Central School District will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time for the presentation of the budget.  Information regarding how to access the budget hearing may be found on the District’s website at https://www.geneseocsd.org/.

    TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, the annual meeting (vote) of the qualified voters of the Geneseo Central School District, Livingston County, New York, will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and conducted solely by absentee ballot, based on the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus due to its prevalence and community spread, at which time qualified voters may vote upon the following items: 

    SEATS ON THE GENESEO CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION To elect three Board of Education members to the Geneseo School Board of Education. There are three (3) three-year term seats to be filled, presently held by Catherine Bennett, Julie Matthews and Christopher McDonald.

     PROPOSITION  NO. 1 To adopt the annual budget of the School District of the fiscal year 2020 – 2021 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, at least one (1) absentee ballot shall be provided per household for the 2020 annual meeting.  If a household requires additional ballots, please contact the District Clerk at (585) 243-3450 extension 2214 or lindajames@geneseocsd.org. 

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election.  A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election. 

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection at the District Clerk’s Office, during regular business hours, during each of the five (5) days prior to the election, except Saturdays and Sundays, and shall also be posted at the door of the polling place(s) on June 9, 2020.  Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School District’s budget for the 2020-2021 school year, exclusive of public monies, and the tax exemption report may be obtained by any resident of the District at said Central School Building during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding said Annual Meeting and on the date of the Annual Meeting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., except Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that military voters who are qualified voters of the School District may apply for a military ballot by requesting an application from the District Clerk at (585) 243-3450 extension 2214 or lindajames@geneseocsd.org.  An individual will qualify as a military voter if he or she is a qualified voter of New York State who (1) is in actual military service, and by reason of such military service is absent from the District on the day of the election or (2) is discharged from military service within 30 days of an election; or (3) a spouse, parent, child, or dependent of such service member who is a qualified voter and is absent due to the service of the military member.  For a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the District Clerk must have received a valid ballot application no later than 5:00p.m. on May 14, 2020.  In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.  Such designation shall remain in effect until revoked or changed by the military voter.  Ballots for military voters shall be mailed, or otherwise distributed, no later than May 15, 2020.

     Linda L. James, District Clerk, Geneseo Central School District. 4050 Avon Road, Geneseo, NY  14454

    This notice is sent pursuant to the New York State Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.26 to provide information regarding Geneseo Central School District’s (the “School District”) 2020 Budget Hearing/Vote/Election. 

    Date of the Election: June 16, 2020 (via absentee ballot only)

    Date of Budget Hearing: May 26, 2020 at 6:00p.m. Information regarding how to access the budget hearing may be found on the District’s website at www.geneseocsd.org.

    Definition of Qualified Voter: A person shall be entitled to vote in the School District’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Election, who is: 1. A citizen of the United States 2. Eighteen years of age or older 3. A resident within the School District for a period of thirty days preceding June 9, 2020. 4. No person shall have the right to register for or vote who would not be qualified to register for or vote at an election in accordance with the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law.

    Absentee Ballot: In accordance with Executive Order 202.26, absentee ballots will be mailed by the District. At least one (1) absentee ballot will be provided per household. If a household requires additional absentee ballots, please contact the District Clerk at (585) 243-3450 extension 2214 or e-mail lindajames@geneseocsd.org. Ballots must be received by 5:00p.m. on the day of the vote ( June 9, 2020) in order to be counted.