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School Board Election and Budget Vote - May 16, 2017
Click HERE for the certified results of the May 16, 2017 school board election and budget vote.
Elections / Vacancies
The Board of Education, a branch of state government, is elected locally by the citizens of Binghamton. Every school district has its own school board. The Board’s primary responsibilities are: to set local policy, to levy property taxes to help meet the district budget, and to hire a Superintendent to run the schools in the district. Board members are elected to five (5) year terms.
Elections: School Board elections are held annually on the third Tuesday in May.  In Binghamton, one or two members stand for election in any given year.
Vacancies: If a vacancy occurs on the board between elections, per Education Law, the board may choose to call for a special election, leave the position vacant or appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy until the next annual election.
Running for the Board: Any resident of the City of Binghamton who meets the qualifications may be eligible to run for election (See Board Policy #1120).  If you are interested, please contact the District Clerk either by phone  (762-8100 x319) or email (browns@binghamtonschools.org).  More information about the duties and responsibilities of a school board member may be found HERE and HERE.

Register to Vote
Qualifications:  To vote in the school election, you must be:
1.  A citizen of the United States;
2.  18 years of age or older on
      the date of the election;
3.  A resident of the school
     district for at least 30 days
     prior to the election;
4.  A registered voter
To register to vote, contact:
BC Board of Elections
County Office Building
44 Hawley Street, 2nd Floor
Binghamton, NY
Phone:  (607) 778-2172
Hours:   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NOTE:  You are considered registered to vote if you were registered to vote in the last general election, or you are registered under permanent personal registration.
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