Two seats on TLCSD board up for election

TUPPER LAKE — There are two seats on the Tupper Lake Central School District Board of Education up for election this year, and the deadline to file a petition to run for one of these seats is this coming Monday, April 22.

The two board members who currently hold the seats have not yet filed to run for reelection. Board President Jane Whitmore told the Enterprise she currently plans to run for the office again. Board Vice President Jason Rolley did not respond for comment by deadline Wednesday.

TLCSD Clerk Shauni Kavanagh said she hasn’t received any petitions yet.

Both open positions hold full three-year terms. Both terms will expire in 2027.

Petitioners need 25 signatures from voters within the district to file to run.

To request the paperwork to file to run, prospective candidates can stop by the district offices at L.P. Quinn Elementary School between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact Kavanagh at 518-359-3371 ext. 1000 or shaunik@tupperlakecsd.net. The petitions must be returned by 5 p.m. on April 22.

For the first time, New York is allowing universal mail-in voting with no excuse this year. Previously, absentee mail-in voting was only allowed if voters met certain conditions.

Absentee and early voting ballots can be requested from Kavanagh’s office starting on May 7. Completed applications must be returned 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 delivered in person to the voter.

Absentee ballots must be returned by 3 p.m. on May 21, the day of the vote.

The budget vote and school board election are scheduled for May 21 with polls open from noon to 8 p.m. at the library of the Middle-High School.


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