Annual Budget Vote and Election

Prospective School Board Candidate Packets Available starting February 12

Beginning February 12, 2024, Prospective Board of Education Candidate Packets are available for community members interested in running for a vacant seat on the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board of Education.   Candidate packets may be obtained from Ms. Kimberly Monzon, District Clerk, at the District Office located at 60 North Salem Road, Cross River, New York, Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

Please contact Kimberly Monzon, District Clerk, via e-mail at kmonzon@klschools.org or call 914-763-7020 to schedule an appointment to obtain a packet. 

The Katonah-Lewisboro School District Board of Education will have three (3) trustee vacancies to be voted on during the May 21, 2024 Annual Budget Vote and Election.  Two seats will be for a full three-year term (July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027) and one seat will fill an unexpired term (May 21, 2024 through June 30, 2025). 

Each candidate must properly file a nominating petition with the District Clerk in order for their name to appear on the ballot for the Annual School Election and Vote.  The deadline to submit the nominating petition is Monday, April 22, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association will host a workshop for Prospective School Board Members on Thursday, April 18, 2024.  Details on the workshop will be provided in the Prospective School Board Candidate Packets. 

May 16, 2023 Annual Budget Vote and Election - General Information and Obtaining an Absentee Ballot

General Information: 

Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s annual budget vote and school board member election is held on the third Tuesday in May.  For the current school year, the date is May 16, 2023.  Registered voters may vote on propositions placed on the ballot for the 2023-2024 school year and on Board of Education members. There are two Board of Education seats whose terms expires on June 30, 2023.  The two expiring terms on the Board of Education are:  Ms. Catharine Oestreicher and Dr. William Rifkin.  

The polls are open from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm.  A post card will be mailed to all registered voters prior to the annual school district vote and election informing you of your polling location. 

Voter Registration Information:

In order to vote in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s Annual Budget Vote and Election on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, you must be a registered voter. 

Last day for registration is Thursday, May 11, 2023.  You may register in person with Kimberly Monzon, District Clerk during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  There is a special voter registration scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the District Office. 

If you are unsure if you are a registered voter, you may check your registration status.  

Voter Qualification: 

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old by May 16, 2023 (the date of the election)
  • be a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to May 16, 2023
  • be a registered voter
    • be registered with either the school district (to vote in school district elections ONLY) or
    • be registered with Westchester County Board of Elections (to vote in ALL elections). If you have previously registered to vote, but have not voted in either a school district or general election in the last four years, you must re-register to vote.

Absentee Ballot and Application Process

To obtain an absentee ballot for the May 16, 2023 Budget Vote and Elections an application must be completed and returned to the District Clerk before an absentee ballot can be provided.   An application cannot be submitted prior to Monday, April 17, 2023.   

Applications, if they are mailed, must be received by the District Clerk by Tuesday, May 9, 2023.  If the application is mailed the address is 60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518.

Applications, if delivered personally, must be received by the School District Clerk not later than 5 PM on Monday, May 15, 2023.  If the application is hand delivered the address is 60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518.  The District Offices are located around the left side of the John Jay High School. 

Once the application is completed, returned to the District Clerk’s office, a ballot will be mailed to the address specified on the application, after the voter is verified by the district clerk as a registered voter.   If the application is brought into the District Clerk's office, a ballot will be handed to the registered voter directly or the person authorized.  A ballot may not be given to anyone other than the voter or the person authorized by the voter to pick up the ballot on their behalf.    

Absentee ballots must be received by the School District Clerk no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Military Ballot Application Due - April 20, 2023

In order for a military voter to be issued a military ballot, a valid military ballot application must be returned to the district, by mail or in person, no later than 5 pm on the 26th day before the election.

Distribution of Military Ballots

Ballots for military voters shall be mailed or otherwise distributed in accordance with the preferred method of transmission on the military ballot application, as soon as practicable, but not later than 25 days before the election or by April 21, 2023.

Important 2023 Budget Vote Dates:

  • April 17 - School Board Petitions Due by 5 pm - District Clerk's Office
  • April 20 – Military Ballot Applications Due
  • May 4 - Public Hearing on Proposed School Budget & Candidate Statements
  • May 6 – Special Voter Registration 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – District Clerk’s Office
  • May 9 - Last Day to Accept Applications for Absentee Ballots (if application is to be mailed)
  • May 11 - Last Day to Register to Vote
  • May 15 - Last Day to Accept Applications for Absentee Ballots in Person
  • May 16 – Absentee Ballots due by 5:00 p.m. – District Clerk’s Office
  • May 16 - Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election

For assistance please contact Kimberly Monzon, District Clerk, at 914-763-7020 or kmonzon@klschools.org.

 

Absentee Ballot Application Process

Absentee Ballots:  

To obtain an absentee ballot for the May 16, 2023 Budget Vote and Elections an application must be completed and returned to the District Clerk before an absentee ballot can be provided.

An application cannot be submitted prior to Monday, April 17, 2023

Applications, if they are mailed, must be received by the District Clerk by Tuesday, May 9, 2023.  If the application is mailed the address is 60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518.

Applications, if delivered personally, must be received by the School District Clerk not later than 5 PM on Monday, May 15, 2023.  If the application is hand delivered the address is 60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518.  The District Offices are located around the left side of the John Jay High School.  

Once the application is completed, please return to the District Clerk’s office.  Your ballot will be mailed to the address you specify when the ballot is ready. The absentee ballot will be handed to the registered voter directly or the person authorized.  A ballot may not be given to anyone other than to the voter or the person authorized by the voter to pick up the ballot on his/her behalf.    

Absentee ballots must be received by the School District Clerk no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the District Clerk Kimberly A. Monzon at 914-763-7020.  

KLSD Absentee Ballot Application - English - website.pdf 

 

 

Por favor, haga clic aquí para descargar e imprimir la solicitud de voto en ausencia

Para obtener un voto en ausencia para la votación de presupuesto y elecciones el 16 de mayo de 2023, se debe llenar una solicitud y devolverla a la Secretaría de Distrito antes de que se pueda proporcionar una boleta de voto en ausencia. 

No se puede presentar una solicitud antes del lunes 17 de abril de 2023.

Las solicitudes, si son enviadas por correo, deben ser recibidas por la Secretaría de Distrito a más tardar el martes, 9 de mayo de 2023.  Si la solicitud se envía por correo, la dirección es PO Box 387, Katonah, New York 10536.

Si las solicitudes se entregan personalmente, deben ser recibidas por la Secretaria del Distrito Escolar a más tardar el lunes, 15 de mayo de 2023, a las 5 de la tarde.  Si la solicitud se entrega en mano, la dirección es 60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518.  Las oficinas del distrito se encuentran en el lado izquierdo de la Escuela Secundaria John Jay.  

Una vez llenada la solicitud, por favor devolverla a la Secretaría del Distrito.  Su boleta se enviará a la dirección que usted especifica cuando la boleta esté lista. La boleta no se puede dar a nadie más que al votante o la persona autorizada por el votante para recoger la boleta en su nombre.

Las boletas de votos en ausencia deben ser recibidas por la Secretaria del Distrito Escolar a  más tardar el martes 16 de mayo de 2023, a las 5 de la tarde.

KLSD Absentee Ballot Application - Spanish.pdf 

Special Voter Registration Scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

District Office

60 North Salem Road

Cross River, NY 10518

The District Office is located around the left side of the High School.  The entrance to the District Office is up the set of wooden stairs. 

Members of the community will be able to register to vote with the School District, obtain absentee ballot applications and drop off absentee ballots. 

 You are already registered to vote if:

  1. You are a District resident and registered with Westchester County, or
  2. You have voted in a school district election within the last 4 years.

If you are not registered you may:

  1. Register to vote with Westchester County, which will allow a resident to vote in any school district/county vote or election.
  2. Register with the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or, which will allow a resident to vote only in school district votes or elections.  (Personal Registration)

High School Students:

If you are 18 years old and have not yet registered, you may do so by visiting Ms. Jessica Foster in the John Jay High School Principal’s Office Monday – Friday during the school day. 

Registration Deadline:

The last day for personal registration is Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

If you are unsure if you are a registered voter Check to see if you're registered.

If you are unsure which elementary school your polling location is please follow the link to Katonah-Lewisboro’s Poll Place Finder at https://es.findmypollplace.com/KatonahLewisboroUFSD/

Registro especial de votantes.pdf 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kimberly Monzon, District Clerk at 914-763-7020 or e-mail at kmonzon@klschools.org

Parent Council Hosts Candidates' Night

Parent Council hosted a Candidates' Night on May 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Parent Council Candidates' Night Zoom Link

Webinar ID: 935 5872 9151
Passcode: 744615

 

 

PRIOR YEARS' BUDGET INFORMATION