Absentee ballot applications for proposed Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk
merger now available
Absentee ballot applications are available for the
upcoming Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk school district merger statutory
referendum on Thursday, Oct. 18.
A different process for this vote
The New York State Education Commissioner
through the New York State Education Department oversees all aspects
of the statutory vote—from the date and time of the vote to how and
where the votes will be counted. The commissioner also determines the
absentee ballot procedures.
Residents who will not be in the area on Oct. 18 or
otherwise unable to vote in person may request an absentee ballot
packet at the district office.
Unlike the process for other school votes, absentee
ballot applications and absentee ballots for this merger vote will be
mailed together in a single voter packet. Voters must return—both the
completed application and the completed ballot together—to the
District Clerk Ken Long no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Because the process is different from usual, voters
will receive very specific instructions with each voting packet.
“I encourage all absentee voters to read those
instructions very carefully,” said Mr. Long.
“The slightest error completing or returning the
application or the ballot may disqualify the ballot, so it’s important
that voters follow each step exactly as outlined.”
To obtain an absentee voter packet or for further
information, please contact District Clerk Ken Long at the Ilion
Central School District Central Office, 1 Golden Bomber Dr., Ilion or
call 894-9934. The office is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.