You are entitled to vote if you are:
- a citizen of the United States
- eighteen years of age or older
- a resident of the school district for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the vote he or she offers to vote at
- registered to vote either with the school district or with the Nassau County Board of Elections
Only persons, who are so registered, may vote.
If you have not voted in a district or general election in the last four years, or are a new resident and have not registered to vote either with the school district or the Board of Elections, then you need to register in advance to be able to vote in a school vote. Please complete a Voter Registration form. This form entitles you to vote in school district elections only. It must be returned in person to the District Clerk at least five days prior to the vote. Registration with the school district can be accomplished on any school day from 8:00 o’clock A.M. and 3:00 o’clock P.M. when school is in session at the Office of the District Clerk, Herricks Union Free School District, Herricks Community Center, New Hyde Park, New York. The last day for voter registration is Thursday, May 13, 2021.
The Annual Budget Vote will be on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Absentee Ballot Application
Applications for absentee ballots for voting may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk, Herricks Union Free School District, Herricks Community Center, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, at least seven (7) days prior to the day of the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day prior to the day of the vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.
No absentee voter ballot shall be canvassed, unless it shall have been received in the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 o’clock P.M. on the date of the vote.
Please read the following instructions carefully before downloading and filling out the absentee ballot application.
1. Complete the Application for Absentee Ballot, which you can download from the link below.
2. Date and SIGN the application form and return it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by mail or in person to:
Herricks Union Free School District
999B Herricks Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Applications for the Annual Budget Vote to be held on May 18, 2021 must be received by Thursday, May 11, 2021 if by mail and by Monday, May 17, 2021 if in person.
Applications may not be transmitted electronically because an original signature is required. Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed, pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law, to establish your entitlement to vote by Absentee Ballot. A ballot will then be issued to you. Please note that you will NOT be eligible to vote by Absentee Ballot if:
o Your application is incomplete, unsigned or undated,
o You are not a qualified voter of the Herricks School District, or
o You will be unable to vote in person on the respective vote date for a reason other than those provided for on the application form.
The application is in PDF format and has TWO pages. Please be sure to download and complete both pages. If you are unable to download the application, you may obtain an application by calling the District Clerk at (516) 305-8903 or visiting the office of the District Clerk during regular business hours.
After receipt of the above application, an absentee ballot will be mailed when available. The ballot will be mailed to the Herricks residence or alternate address. Requests for alternate mailing addresses, i.e. college address, must be in writing and accompanied with the absentee ballot application, preferably via a cover letter.
Voter Contact Information
For additional information about voting in school district elections, call the District Clerk’s office at (516) 305-8903.
For additional information about voting in other local or general elections, please call the Nassau County Board of Elections at (516) 571-2411.