Budget FAQ

  • 1) How do I find out if I am registered to vote in the Floral Park-Bellerose School District Bond Vote on May 21st?

     If you are currently registered to vote in any election, you are also registered to vote in the FPBSD budget vote.

    For this election, you may register with Nassau County Board of Elections at 240 Old Country Road, 5th floor, Mineola, NY (phone 516-571-2411) by May 10, 2019. The form is available online at the Nassau County Board of Elections (www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/BOE/index.html).

    The registration date for the Floral Park-Bellerose School District is Thursday, May 8, 2019 at the Floral Park-Bellerose School and John Lewis Childs School from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Residents should register at the school for which they are zoned.

    If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Marybeth Altobelli, District Clerk, at 434-2736.

     

    2) Where do I vote?

     Residents should vote at the John Lewis Childs School (School Election District No. 1) if their home is zoned for that school.  Residents should vote at the Floral Park-Bellerose School (School Election District No. 2) if their home is zoned for that school. Inquiries should be addressed to the Office of the District Clerk, 1 Poppy Place, Floral Park, NY 11001 or telephone 434-2736.

     

    3) How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

     Applications may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk, 1 Poppy Place, Floral Park between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, or applications may be requested via mail to the above address, or on the Budget News website. Applications are to be received at least seven days before the election, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be personally handed to the voter (i.e., picked up at the District Office).  The ballot may only be given to the voter or mailed to the voter's legal address.

    Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than

    5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2019.

    If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Marybeth Altobelli, District Clerk, at 434-2736.

     

    4) Who can vote by absentee ballot?

    Any qualified voter may vote by absentee ballot if he/she is unable to go to the polls between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on October 23rd due to reasons such as illness, hospitalization, an out-of-town business trip, or a vacation. College students, who are away at school, may also vote by absentee ballot.

    If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Marybeth Altobelli, District Clerk, at 434-2736.

     

    5) Are we using the lever machines from past elections?

     No.  All school districts are required by New York Education Law Section 7-202 to use optical scan paper ballots in conjunction with an accessible ballot marking device in each polling site to allow full accessibility for voters with disabilities.