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Potsdam Central School District

Board of Education Election 2023 & Budget Information

The Annual School Budget Vote/Board of Education Election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in the High School Auditorium from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  
Please contact Ms. Davida M. Martin, District Clerk, if you have specific questions regarding the Annual Budget Vote/Board Candidate Election via email at [email protected]  or by calling 315-265-2000 x36733 between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays.  
Thank you. 
Ms. Davida M. Martin 
School District Clerk 
The basic qualifications to run for a school board seat in New York State:  1.) A U.S. citizen; 2.) At least 18 years old; 3.) A qualified voter in the school district; 4.) Able to read and write; and, 5.) A resident of the district continuously for one year before the election.  



           An original petition for candidacy for the Board of Education must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 17, 2023, with at least twenty-five (25) signatures of eligible voters of the Potsdam Central School District, together with their addresses (not post office box numbers), are required.  Please check signatures carefully (i.e., Jane Doe, not Mrs. John Doe or J. Doe; initials are not valid unless they are the individual’s usual signature for voting or legal purposes).  No one may legally sign for another voter.


         A candidate's position on the ballot will be determined by a drawing in the Superintendent's Office on April 18, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.  You may be present at that time.


       EDUCATION LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL CANDIDATES FILE A STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR ELECTION PURPOSES WITH THE CLERK WITHIN 10 DAYS FOLLOWING THE ELECTION, or a statement that you did not spend in excess of $500 for election purposes.  While we are aware that spending is seldom an issue in Potsdam Central elections, we are required by law to receive these statements, and your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.  Please direct this statement to the School District Clerk, Potsdam Central Schools, 29 Leroy Street, Potsdam, New York 13676 as soon as possible following the vote on May 16, 2023.


           If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at [email protected].

Davida M. Martin, District Clerk