Voters to vote in person and by absentee ballot, July 11
On July 11, 2023, voters residing within Capital Region BOCES component districts and the City School District of Albany will vote to authorize the construction of a storage building at the Career & Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus.
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at various locations throughout the region.
BOCES is proposing to erect a five-bay, 4,500-square-foot garage that will store equipment and materials. Once the equipment from inside the building is moved to the new garage, it will allow BOCES to use the existing storage space to open a new welding program at the Schoharie CTE facility.
There would be no tax impact from building the new storage garage.
Frequently asked questions
What am I voting on?
Voters residing within the BOCES component districts and the City School District of Albany are being asked to authorize the construction of a storage building at the Career & Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus. If approved, this garage will allow BOCES to use the existing storage space to open a new welding program at the Schoharie CTE facility.
What will the resulting impact of the storage building be on Capital Region BOCES programs?
The new storage building would allow the BOCES to expand its career and technical education training programs at the center. Relocating equipment and materials to a new storage garage would create more classroom space.
What is the tax impact on this project?
There will be no tax impact from the construction of the storage building.
What will the proposition say?
Voters will be asked to cast a “yes” or “no” vote on the following question: “Shall the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties (“BOCES”) be authorized to undertake a project at its Schoharie CTE School Site, located at 174 State Route 30A, Schoharie, New York, to erect an approximately 4,500 square foot storage building and associated work?”
Who is eligible to vote?
All residents who are 18 years of age or older, and who have lived within one of the Capital Region BOCES component districts and the City School District of Albany for more than 30 days are eligible to participate in this vote.
Voters will be asked to provide proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill.
Where can I cast my vote?
Voters will cast their ballot in the county they reside in. Polling locations are below:
- Albany County polling location: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany
- Saratoga County polling location: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park
- Schenectady County polling location: Capital Region YMCA (Greater Glenville Branch), 127 Droms Road, Glenville
- Schoharie County polling location: Schoharie Town Hall, 300 Main Street, Schoharie
When will the polls be open? What should I bring?
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 11, 2023. Please bring your state-issued identification (i.e., drivers license) with you.
How can I request an absentee ballot?
Voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot must first request a ballot application. To request an absentee ballot application, contact Mary Beth Bruno, BOCES Board Clerk at (518) 862-4920 or send an email to BOE@neric.org by July 4. Once your application is received, an absentee ballot will be mailed to you. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the BOCES by July 11 at 5 p.m.
Who should I contact for more information?
Please contact Mary Beth Bruno, Board Clerk by phone at 518-862-4920 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Career and Technical Education programs
The Capital Region Career and Technical School, in collaboration with business and community partnerships, provides educational opportunities dedicated to empower students to enter the workforce, compete in a global marketplace and engage in lifelong learning. Learn more about our program here: https://www.capitalregionboces.org/career-technical-education/about-cte/