South Orangetown Central School District

Voting Information

The South Orangetown Central School District’s annual school budget vote and Board of Education elections will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 7AM-9PM.  Detailed information is posted on the Budget webpage. Board candidate information is posted here.

In order to vote in the upcoming school budget vote and board elections, voters must be registered with the Rockland County Board of Elections or the South Orangetown Central School District. If you are registered but have not voted in a general or school election since 2018, you must re-register. If you are registered but have either moved into the district or moved from one address to another within the district, you must re-register.

It is suggested that residents register to vote online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at Any qualified voter may also register to vote during regular school business hours, from 8AM to 4PM on days when school is in session (September through June) and from 9AM to 3PM on business days during the summer at the District Clerk’s Office, Administration Building, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, by providing proof of District residence.

To be a qualified voter you must be:

  • a US Citizen;
  • at least 18 years old by May 16, 2023;
  • a School District resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote; and,
  • Registered to vote with the Rockland County Board of Elections OR registered to vote with the School District and having voted in any School District election during the past 4 calendar years.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available for residents who will be out of town or unable to vote at the polls due to illness or disability. An absentee ballot application is required to receive an absentee ballot. A downloadable application will be posted here 30 days prior to a public vote: 2023 School District Absentee Ballot Application.

The application must be received by the District Clerk no more than thirty (30) days and at least seven (7) days prior to a public vote. In order to be canvassed, absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5PM prevailing time on the day of the public vote.

Polling Locations

District #1: Blauvelt residents
South Orangetown Middle School
160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt
**Note: Please enter via the Erie Street parking lot.

District #2: Orangeburg residents
Tappan Zee High School
15 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg

District #3: Tappan residents
William O. Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Drive, Tappan
**Note: Please park in the rear lot (entrance on Washington Avenue); voters will enter directly into the cafeteria.

District #4: Grandview, Palisades,
Piermont & Sparkill residents
Tappan Zee Education Center
(formerly Tappan Zee Elementary)
561 Route 9W, Piermont


Board of Education
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Kathleen Muscari
District Clerk
(845) 680-1012