Voter Information

Who is a Qualified Voter?

• Citizen of the United States;
• 18 Years of Age;
• Resident of State and District for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
• Must be eligible to vote at any election in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-106 of the election law.

Polling Locations for Voters

School District voters residing North of Chemung River (including residents of the Lowman area) vote at Ernie Davis Academy located at 933 Hoffman Street.

School District voters residing South of Chemung River (including residents of Golden Glow area) vote at Elmira High School located at 777 S. Main Street.

Absentee Ballots Application and Vote Processes

The ECSD mails absentee ballots to voters listed as ‘permanently disabled’ by the Chemung County Board of Elections. Other registered voters who cannot get to the polls on the day of the vote may also vote by using an absentee ballot. And Notice is also given that applications for military ballots are available through the Chemung County Board of Elections, located at 378 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. A list of all persons to whom military ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election except Saturday and Sunday, and such list will also be posted at the polling places during the election of members of the Board of Education.Please follow the three step process below in order to vote by absentee ballot:

1. Complete an Absentee Ballot Application

Voters wishing to vote by Absentee Ballot must complete an Absentee Ballot application. Absentee Ballot applications can be picked up at the Administration Offices of the Elmira City School District located at 430 W. Washington Ave, Elmira NY 14901.

Applications must be received by the School District Clerk seven (7) days prior for the Ballot to be mailed to the voter.

2. Obtain an Absentee Ballot through the District Clerk at the Elmira City School District

Once the Absentee Application has been approved, voters will receive an absentee ballot from the District Clerk. This ballot will include all resolutions included in the public vote and shall be returned to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the vote.

3. Vote and Return Absentee Ballot to the Elmira City School District Administration Offices

Voters who have completed and returned an application in exchange for an Absentee Ballot are required to return the completed ballot back by 5 p.m. on the day of the vote. A secure Drop-Box is located at the main entrance of the District office building.

Returning by Mail: Ballots should be mailed back to District Administration Offices by 5 p.m. on the day of the vote. Absentee ballots mailed to voters include a prepaid return envelope.

Returning In-Person: Voters can drop-off their ballots in-person by 5 p.m. on the day of the vote at the Administration Offices of the Elmira City School District. Please find a secure Drop-Box at the main entrance.

Questions about Absentee Ballots or the Voting Process?

Contact the District Clerk at amayer [@]