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Budget Vote

Application for Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots for school district votes are available in accordance with the provisions of Section 2018-a of Education Law.

Any resident who would like to vote by absentee ballot must fill out an application for the absentee ballot.

Getting Your Application

There are three ways to get an application:

  • Call the District Clerk, Sharene Benedict at 554-4848 ext. 1805. An application form will be sent to you.
  • Stop in person to request an application at District Office 4100 Baldwin Road, Rushville.
  • Print an application form at home-Application for Absentee Ballot

Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least 7 days before the election if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or on the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

Casting Your Vote by Absentee Ballot

Complete your absentee ballot. All completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. You may:

  • Deliver your completed ballot to District Office, 4100 Baldwin Road Rushville.
  • Mail your completed ballot to:
    District Clerk
    Marcus Whitman CSD
    4100 Baldwin Road
    Rushville, NY  14544

The only exception to this procedure is that all permanently disabled registered voters in the school district will automatically be sent an absentee ballot by mail.

What's On The Ballot?

PROPOSITION NO. 1 – RESOLVED that the proposed budget of expenditures of the Gorham- Middlesex  Central  School  District  for  the  2019-2020  school  year  in  the  amount  of $32,370,000, and for the purposes shown in the statement of estimated expenditures adopted by the Board of Education, be and the same hereby is approved and the amount thereof shall be raised by a levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the school district, after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources as provided by law.

PROPOSITION NO. 2– Be it resolved, to authorize the purchase of motor vehicles for use in the transportation program of the District, including two 70 passenger school buses, one 57 passenger school bus, at a maximum estimated cost of $369,500 expend therefore and aggregate sum not to exceed $369,500 and be it further RESOLVED, that the sum of $369,500 being the aggregate of the aforesaid maximum estimated amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be appropriated from the existing School Bus Replacement Capital Reserve Fund, the unassigned fund balance or raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property in the District and collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District shall be issued; and be it further RESOLVED that the District shall be authorized to enter into one or more purchase contracts on terms satisfactory to the Board of Education, with respect to one or more of the vehicles hereby authorized to be acquired.

PROPOSITION NO. 3- Shall the Board of Education of the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District be authorized to levy a tax in the amount of $52,000 for the Gorham Free Library, $7,397 for Town of Middlesex Library and $5,174 for the Village of Rushville Library as an annual appropriations the authorized amounts for the support and operation of the libraries. 

Board of Education Elections

There are three (3) Board of Education seats available.  There are five candidates on the ballot. Vote for any three (3).  You also have the option to cast a write in.

John Foust
Bryan Laity
Chad Hunt
Keri Link
Michael Bentley

Qualification of Voter

US Citizen

At least 18 years of age

Resident of School District at least 30 days preceding vote