School Board Election and Budget Vote

  • Absentee Ballot Voting Information Update Monday, June 8, 2020: Per Executive Order, school districts are required to accept all absentee ballots received by mail through Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Districts are not permitted to accept ballots through alternative means such as drop off ballot boxes after 5pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Any receptacles used for the hand delivery of ballots must be closed and secured at this time. The counting of ballots shall begin at 5pm on June 16, 2020.

    • Walk in ballots may be accepted only until 5pm, June 9, 2020.
    • Ballots must be accepted by mail until June 16, 2020.
    • No ballot may be open or counted until 5pm on June 16, 2020.
    • At 5pm, June 16, 2020, all ballots are opened and counted.

    Two absentee ballot drop boxes are located at 130 Beattie Avenue through Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

    • Gray ballot box in main entrance vestibule: Thursday, 6/4, Friday 6/5, Monday 6/8, 8am to 4:30pm and until 5pm on Tuesday, June 9
    • Yellow ballot box outside at side entrance: Thursday 6/4 through Monday, 6/8, 7am to 10pm and until 5pm on Tuesday, June 9

    6-5-2020: Important Instructions for Completing the Absentee Ballot Envelope

    The absentee ballot packet issued to registered District voters included (a) an absentee ballot for the June 9 vote, (b) an absentee ballot envelope, in which the folded ballot is to be enclosed by the voter and (c) a return mailing envelope in which the voter is to enclose the absentee ballot envelope.  The absentee ballot envelope contains a voter statement on one side which the voter must sign and date.  On the reverse side, the absentee ballot envelope contains spaces for the voter to insert the voter’s name, address, school district and other identifying information.  Under the statutory process for tabulating ballots, the election inspectors are required to examine the absentee ballot envelope to confirm that the ballot has been submitted by an eligible voter, and only after such confirmation is the ballot envelope opened and the folded ballot placed in the ballot box for tabulation.  Accordingly, the voter must fill in the identifying information on the ballot envelope in order to allow the election inspectors to confirm voter eligibility.  If a voter does not provide the necessary information on the absentee ballot envelope to confirm voter eligibility, the election inspectors will attempt to confirm eligibility based on the voter’s signature on the absentee ballot envelope and review of District records.  If any voter has already submitted a ballot without filling in the necessary voter identification information on the absentee ballot envelope, the voter may contact the District Clerk’s office to obtain a replacement absentee ballot and envelope.

    School Board Election and Budget Vote: Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.26. Included within this executive order is the announcement that all school elections are scheduled to be held on June 9, 2020. From the executive order: The school vote will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot; school districts will send an absentee ballot to all registered voters in the district; the minimum threshold of signature requirements for Board of Education candidates has been eliminated. You must be registered with the Niagara County Board of Elections to vote on the school budget and trustee positions. Voter registration deadline is May 23rd. Not sure you are registered to vote? Visit the Voter Information Portal or call 716-478-4828 for information.

    LSCD 2020-21 Budget NewsletterPlease be reminded that voting this year is by absentee ballot only for all school districts in New York State. The Lockport City School District (LCSD) encourages all eligible voters to participate in the District vote, and LCSD residents should contact the District Clerk with any questions regarding the voting process. 



  • Saturday, May 30, 2020

    The Lockport City School District was notified on Friday, May 29, 2020 by NTS Data Services that the absentee ballot packets for this year's budget vote and board of education election had not yet been mailed to District residents. NTS Data Services helps county boards of elections and school districts manage their voter databases and run elections.  Ballots were originally scheduled to be mailed from NTS Data Services to District residents the week of May 26, 2020. 

    On Saturday, May 30, 2020, the District was informed by NTS Data Services that the absentee ballot packets will be mailed out on Monday, June 1, 2020.   

    It is expected that District residents should receive their absentee ballot packets by Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  Please be advised that per executive order, ballots must be received by the District by 5pm on Tuesday June 9, 2020.  In addition to mailing the ballot to the District, a secure absentee ballot drop box will be available beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2020 for residents who wish to hand deliver their absentee ballot to the District.  The ballot drop off box will be located at the side door of the District office at 130 Beattie Avenue.  District residents may also deliver their absentee ballot envelope to the District office between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday, June 3rd through June 8th, and Tuesday, June 9th between 8am and 5pm.    

    If any eligible voter does not receive an absentee ballot packet by Wednesday, June 3rd, please contact District Clerk Deborah Coder at 478-4828 or by email at

    As always, the District encourages all eligible voters to participate in the District vote.