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Salmon River School Board Election Scheduled for May 17th

Apr 12, 2016

Akwesasne, NY -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is notifying school district residents that the Salmon River School Board Election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 8:00 p.m. The School Board Election will allow district residents to vote on the 2016-2017 School District Budget, as well as to elect two board members.

A public presentation of the proposed School District Budget will be held in the Salmon River High School Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on May 4, 2016. It will also be available at the School District Office beginning on April 27th. In addition to the school budget, district residents will be voting to fill two school board positions on May 17th. The two positions include a five-year term commencing on July 1, 2016 and expiring on June 30, 2021 and a two-year term commencing on July 1, 2016 and expiring on June 30, 2018.

In advance of the May 17th School Board Election, petitions are available for nominating candidates. The petitions need to be filed with the School District Clerk no later than April 18, 2016, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Each petition must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District and state the name and residence of the candidate, as well as the name and residence of each signer.

Applications for an absentee ballot are also available if you are:

  • Unable to vote in person because of illness
  • Planning to be out of the area on vacation or business
  • Confined to prison due to conviction of an offense other than a felony
  • Accompanying a spouse, parent or child of the same residence who cannot come to the polls for one of the above reasons

    Absentee Ballot applications are available in the Community Building Lobby and at the Saint Regis Senior’s Center (Tsi Tetewatatken). You may also call the District Clerk Natascha Jock at (518) 358-6608 and ask to have it mailed to you; or you may visit the District Clerk to fill it out in person at the Salmon River Campus School, 637 County Route 1, Fort Covington, New York.

Applications for an absentee ballot must be received by mail to the District Clerk’s office at least seven days prior to election (by May 11, 2016). They may also be dropped off in-person until May 17th by 5:00 p.m.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is encouraging school district residents to keep these dates in mind and to vote in the Salmon River Central School Board Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from Noon to 8:00 p.m. in Salmon River’s High School Auditorium.

Documents for download:

Notice of Annual Meeting

Petition for a Member of the Board of Education

Application for Absentee Ballot

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Please direct media inquiries to the Communications Department at (518) 358-2272 or email