Voting Information

Who is eligible to vote in school elections?
Does each household qualify for only one vote?
What about renters?
How can a registered voter cast a ballot if he/she will be out of town on Vote Day
?

A: It is every U.S. citizen’s right and privilege to participate in the election process. Garden City School District residents who are registered voters may vote in the May school board and budget election. All residents of a single household who meet the criteria below can vote. Likewise, renters who meet the voter registration criteria can vote. The application for an absentee ballot is available online or in-person to those who will be out of town, such as college students, on vote day.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the third Tuesday in May in the gymnasium at Garden City High School.

To register as a voter in Nassau County, click on the Voter Registration Tab to the left.
To register to vote, a resident must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen;
  2. Be 18 years of age by Vote Day;
  3. A resident of Garden City School District for a period of 30 days prior to May 15th;
  4. Registered with Garden City Public Schools, or Nassau County.

Only residents who have not registered or not voted in a school district election in the last four years must register. Garden City School District residents can register in-person in the District Clerk’s Office, 56 Cathedral Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The application for an absentee ballot is available to registered voters from the District Clerk, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or residents can download the form from the district website under Budget Information, Voter Information. Absentee ballots are mailed to residents certified as permanently disabled by the Nassau County Board of Elections. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Vote Day.