• Annual Meeting & Election 2021


     
    The Annual Meeting and Election of the Soutwhestern Central School District will be held via in-person voting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 between the hours of 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 2:00-8:00 p.m. in the Southwestern High School Multipurpose Room. Please note that Southwestern CSD will be following COVID protocols during the budget vote and election to keep our district residents, students, and staff safe.
     
    Board Membership
    Election of members of the Board of Education shall be held to fill three at-large vacancy on the Board created by the expiration on June 30, 2021 of the term of Board members Edward Brooks, James Butler, and Lisa Yaggie.  The candidates receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected to a three-year term to commence July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. 
     
    Board Petitions
    Board peition packets are available by contacting the district clerk to make pick-up arrangements. Each petition shall by signed by at least twenty-five qualified voters of the district, state the residence of each signer, and state the name and residence of the candidate. Board petition packets must be returned no later than April 19, 2021. The first notarized candidate expenditure form is due at the same time.
     
    Military Ballots
    Military voters who are qualified voters of the school district may apply for a military ballot. Applications for military ballots may be obtained from the district clerk. Completed applications for military ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than April 22, 2021. 
     
    Absentee Ballots 
    The Southwestern Board of Education will convene a meeting on Tuesday, April 13th, to approve the 2021-2022 budget in the amount of $31,651,060.  Absentee ballots will be mailed to all permanently disabled residents who are currently on the Board of Elections' list on April 23, 2021.
     
    If you wish to vote by absentee ballot, please contact the district clerk after April 19th to make arrangements to receive an application. Applications must be received in the office of the district clerk by May 11th if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the applicant, or by May 17th if the applicant will be picking the absentee ballot up in person at the district office. All absentee ballots must be recieved by the district clerk in the district office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote. Any ballots received after that time will not be counted. 
     
    Public Hearing
    A public hearing on the proposed 2021-2022 Budget and Meet-the-Candidates night of the Southwestern Central School District will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. 
     
    Qualified Voters
    A qualified voter of the district is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, (3) a resident within the district for a period of thirty days preceding the annual meeting and election, and (4) not otherwise disqualified from voting in school district elections.
     
    District Clerk
    Pam SaGurney
    (716) 484-1137

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