South Country School District Election & Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
7am - 9pm
Bellport Middle School Auditorium
35 Kreamer St
2023/2024 Board of Education Candidates
Cheryl A. Felice, E. Anne Hayes, Donna Ingrassia
The Board of Education and District Administration encourage residents to actively participate in the budget development process for the upcoming school year. Information may be found on the Business Office web page.
Click on the link below.
Voter Eligibility & Registration Information
In order to vote on the budget, residents must be registered. Voter eligibility requires that you are:
1. A Citizen of the United States
2. Eighteen  years of age or older on the day of the election
3. You have lived in the school district for at least 30 days prior to this election.
4. A registered voter with the school district or with the Suffolk County Board of Elections
Have a question about your registration? You may check online with the Suffolk County Board of Elections at the link below:
Click on the link below to print out a New York State Voter Registration Form
Suffolk County Board of Elections - New York State Voter Registration Form
Suffolk County Voter Registration Form (English)
Suffolk County Voter Registration Form (Spanish)
Qualified voters can also use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application. The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines. Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible.
Applications for Absentee Ballots are obtainable during school business hours from the District Clerk, or via the link below. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at 189 Dunton Avenue, E. Patchogue, NY 11772, by Tuesday, May 9, 2023, if the ballot is to be mailed to the applicant, or by Monday, May 15, 2023, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the applicant or agent. Absentee Ballot applications cannot be submitted prior to April 17, 2023. All Absentee Ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Click here to print an absentee ballot application (English)
Click here to print an absentee ballot application (Spanish)
Military Ballot Applications may be obtained from the Office of the District Clerk and submitted to the District Clerk, by mail at 189 Dunton Avenue, E. Patchogue, NY 11772, or in person, no later than Thursday, April 20, 2023. Military Ballots will be mailed out or otherwise distributed in accordance with the preferred method of transmission on the military ballot application, no later than Friday, April 21, 2023. Military Ballots must be filed with the District Clerk before the close of polls on election day and showing a cancellation mark of the U.S. or a foreign country’s postal service, or showing a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the U.S. government, or
by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and signed and dated by the military voter and one witness thereto, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the day before the election.
District residents interested in running for a Board of Education position should contact Christine Flynn, District Clerk, at (631) 730-1542 or email@example.com for information.
Packets and petitions nominating candidates for the office of Trustee of the Board of Education will be made available beginning on March 13, 2023 at noon at District Office. Please call (631) 730-1542 to make an appointment to obtain petitions.
Completed nominating petitions must be filed with the District Clerk at her office in the Administration Building, 189 Dunton Avenue, East Patchogue, New York, not later than 5:00 pm prevailing time on Monday, April 17, 2023. Nominating petitions are to be submitted for two (2) vacancies on the Board of Education each commencing July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2026. Petitions are to be signed by at least 67 qualified voters of the district (representing 2% of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election for members of the Board of Education); must state the name and residence of each signer, and, must state the name and residence of the candidate.
Referenda or Propositions
to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with §2035 of
the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget,
or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election, must be filed
with the District Clerk at her office in the Administration Building,
189 Dunton Avenue, East Patchogue, New York, at least sixty (60)
days before the date of the Annual Meeting and Election.