NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING and AVAILABILITY OF Absentee Ballots Harpursville Central School District Broome and Chenango Counties, New York PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special School District Meeting of the Harpursville Central School District, Broome and Chenango Counties, New York, will be held on February 16, 2021 (the “Election Date”) at 1:30 o’clock P.M., at the W.A. Olmstead Elementary School, 54 Main Street in Harpursville, New York, at which the polls will be kept open between the hours of 1:30 o’clock P.M. and 8:00 o’clock P.M., Prevailing Time, for the purpose of voting by paper ballot upon the following bond proposition: BUS BOND PROPOSITION
Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit: RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Harpursville Central School District, Broome and Chenango Counties, New York, is hereby authorized to purchase school buses at a maximum estimated cost of not to exceed $335,000, including incidental equipment and expenses, and that said $335,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District shall be issued.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the School District Clerk. Any such application must be received by the School District Clerk at least seven days before the date of the aforesaid Special District Meeting if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before such Special District Meeting, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.
A list of all persons to whom absentee voter’s ballots shall have been issued shall be available for public inspection in the office of the School District Clerk not less than five days prior to the date of the Special District Meeting (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) by appointment during regular office hours from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. until the date of the aforesaid Special District Meeting.
Absentee ballots must be received by 3:30 P.M. on date of election in the office of the School District Clerk.
Any qualified voter may, upon examination of such list, file written challenge to the qualifications of a voter of any person whose name appears on the list, stating the reason for challenge.
Such written challenge shall be transmitted by the School District Clerk or designee to the inspectors of election on the date of the election.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in the event of a weather or other emergency which necessitates cancellation of the February 16, 2021 Special District Meeting, said Special District Meeting shall be held on February 23, 2021 at the aforementioned time and place.
QUALIFIED VOTERS: The qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said special vote.
A qualified voter is one who is: (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the special election, and not otherwise prohibited from voting (i.e. mentally incompetent or convicted felon). Dated: Harpursville, New York, December 21, 2020. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE HARPURSVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, BROOME AND CHENANGO COUNTIES, NEW YORK. Tabby Rhodes School District Clerk
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