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South Country School District Election & Budget Vote


Budget Notice





Tuesday, June 9, 2020
By Absentee Ballot Only

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE & ELECTION/Aviso del Voto Presupuestario Escolar y Elección

2020-2021 Budget Information

2020 Budget Vote/Trustee Election Extension

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued Executive Order 202.39 extending the receipt of absentee ballots in the 2020 budget vote and election to be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

The Executive Order states that all absentee ballots received by mail on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. will be canvassed and counted for the budget vote and trustee election, held on June 9.

Hand-delivered absentee ballots must still be received by the District clerk by 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020 or deposited in a secure drop box provided by the District in front of District Office located at 189 N. Dunton Ave., East Patchogue, on Tuesday, June 9, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

All absentee ballots will remain sealed until counted on Tuesday, June 16, at 5 p.m.
All absentee ballots, either hand-delivered or mailed, will be counted after 5 p.m. on June 16, 2020.

2020 Board of Education Candidates

Cheryl A. Felice

Gena Ancona

The Board of Education and District Administration encourage residents to actively participate in the budget development process for the upcoming school year. Information may be found on the Business Office web page. Click on the link below.         


Voter Eligibility & Registration Information

In order to vote on the budget, residents must be registered.  Voter eligibility requires that you are:

1.    A Citizen of the United States
2.    Eighteen [18] years of age or older on the day of the election
3.    You have lived in the school district for at least 30 days prior to this election.
4.    A registered voter with the school district or with the Suffolk County Board of Elections
Have a question about your registration?  You may check online with the Suffolk County Board of Elections at the link below:

Click on the link below to print out a New York State Voter Registration Form
Suffolk County Board of Elections - New York State Voter Registration Form
Suffolk County Voter Registration Form (English)
Suffolk County Voter Registration Form (Spanish)

Qualified voters can also use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines.  Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible.


Absentee Ballots

The Governor’s Executive Order 202.26 requires that absentee ballots be “provided to all qualified voters.” Therefore, the District will send absentee ballots (with a postage paid return envelope) to those residents whose names can be ascertained from the registration rolls utilized for the 2019 budget vote and election, as well as those residents whose names have been added to the rolls since that time.

Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on June 9, 2020. 

Click here to print an absentee ballot application.


Board Candidates

District residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position for the 2020-2021 school year should contact Christine Flynn, District Clerk, at 631-730-1542 or to request nominating petitions.

Nominating petitions must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in order to appear on the ballot for the June 9, 2020 election. In light of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, petitions will be accepted by mail as well as by email at or in a lock box at Central Office.

As per Executive Order 202.26, there is no minimum number of signatures required for the June 9, 2020 School Board Election.


Referenda or Propositions

Pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with §2035 of the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election, must be filed with the District Clerk at her office in the Administration Building, 189 North Dunton Avenue, East Patchogue, New York, at least sixty (60) days before the date of the Annual Meeting and Election, April 10, 2020.


Important Dates

►Budget Adoption
     May 13, 2020

►Budget Hearing
     May 27, 2020

►Meet the Candidates (sponsored by PTA Council)
     May 19, 2020
     “Meet the Candidates” Video

►School Election & Budget Vote
     June 9, 2020


2020-2021 Budget Documents





District Clerk
Christine Flynn


Voter Forms


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