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REVISED VOTING & ELECTION INFORMATION

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order No. 202.26 which modifies the rule under which school districts are to conduct the 2020 Annual Meeting for the election of school board members and budget votes.

Budget Hearing:

A Budget Hearing of the qualified voters of the Saranac Central School District, Clinton County, Saranac, New York, will be held remotely on June 1, 2020.  A recording of the hearing can be found on our website at www.saranac.org.

Budget Newsletter:

Due to the compressed timing of the vote, a budget newsletter will not be mailed out to District residents.  A copy of the budget can be found on our website at www.saranac.org on or after May 25, 2020.  If you have any questions on the budget, please contact Danielle McAfee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Voting Date:

School board elections and budget votes will take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Manner of Voting:

Qualifed voters will vote only by absentee ballots.  School Districts will send out an absentee ballot to all registered voters with Clinton County Board of Elections with a postage paid return envelope.  If you are not a registered voter with Clinton County Board of Elections, are a qualified voter of the District, and you did not receive a ballot, please contact Lisa Dew, District Clerk, at 518-565-5612 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or in person and must be received at the office of the District Clerk, District Office, #32 Emmons Street, Dannemora, NY by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  The District Office will accept ballots Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until June 8, 2020 and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.

Voter Qualifications:

A qualified voter is:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 Years of Age
  • Resident of School District At Least 30 Days Prior to Vote

 

Notice of Vacancy on Board of Education 

The Saranac Central School District is seeking candidates to fill one (1) vacant seat on the Board of Education due to the expiration of the term of Jules LaPoint.  The seat is for a five-year term from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025.  

A school board candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the District and able to read and write.  They must be a resident of the District and cannot be employed by the District.  They also cannot live in the same household with a family member who is also a current member of the Board.

Due to COVID-19, nominating petitions have been suspended and individuals may self-nominate.  Individuals interested in running for the school board must submit their signed self-nomination form to the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Forms shall state the name, residence and telephone number of the candidate.  Forms may be submitted by faxing to 518-565-5617 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please call Lisa Dew at 518-565-5612 with any questions.  

Link to Self-Nominating Petition