Budgets & Audits

Annual Budget Vote & Board Member Election 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The annual school district budget vote and school board member election is held on the third Tuesday in May. Registered voters may vote on the school budget for the 2019-2020 school year and on Board of Education members. Three (3) seats are up for election.  The seats are for three-year terms from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 and will be filled by the candidates who receive the most votes.

Polls are open from 6:00am until 9:00pm at the following locations:
Carmel High School - For residents of the towns of Carmel, Putnam Valley & Southeast*
Kent Elementary School - For residents of the towns of Kent & East Fishkill*
Matthew Paterson Elementary School - For residents of the town of Patterson*

*Note: Registered voters must vote at a designated polling location based upon address.  The listing above is a general guideline but there are some exceptions. If you are unsure of your polling location contact Sue Dieck at 845 878-2094, ext. 202 (sdieck@carmelschools.org) or Ines Petterson at 845 878-2094, ext. 215.

Dates to Remember

  • Meet the BOE Candidates - Monday, May 6, 2019, CHS Library, 7:00pm. Candidate Bios 
  • Budget Presentation - Monday, May 13, 2019, CHS Library, 7:00pm. Sponsored by our Parent Groups.
  • Absentee Ballots - Applications due on Tuesday, May 14 if you wish your ballot to be mailed or by Monday, May 20 if you will pick it up in person
  • Last day to register to vote is Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019-Budget Vote & Board Member Election

Voter Registration & Absentee Ballots

To vote, you must be registered. To be eligible to register, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the District for 30 days. Registration deadline for the May 21, 2019 vote is THURSDAY,  May 16, 2019. If you are registered with the county Board of Elections or have voted in a school election in the last four years, you are already registered. If you have not voted in a school election in the last four years or are NOT already registered, you can do one of two things:
1.  Register with the School District for school votes & elections: Come to the District Office, 81 South St., Patterson, NY, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, May 16, 2019.
2.  Register with your county of residence: Click to download, print and mail your New York State Registration form to your county of residence:

Voter Registration Form - English
Voter Registration Form - Spanish

To check your registration status, contact Susan Dieck, District Clerk at 845 878-2094, ext. 202 or sdieck@carmelschools.org

 Click here for absentee ballot application form.  Applications are also available at the District Office, 81 South St., Patterson, NY  The last date to submit an application is May 14, 2019 if you would like your ballot mailed or May 20, 2019 if the ballot will be picked up in person.  Ballots may only be delivered to the voter, either by mail or in person.

Absentee ballots are due in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019