Results of May 17, 2022 Budget Vote and Board Member Election
Yes - 755
No - 304
School Board Member Election
Three year seats
Michael Zimmerman - 788
Beth Pyskaty - 707
Two year seat
Chade Shepherd - 659
Aric Brocious - 539
Meet the Candidates Night
The Starpoint Central School District will be holding a Meet the Candidates Night on May 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Middle School Cafeteria in advance of the May 17, 2022 School Board Member Election and Budget Vote. This meeting will be moderated by the Buffalo Chapter of the League of Women Voters. The meeting will be livestreamed through our normal Zoom meeting process.
Voting Location, Date and Time
Voting will take place at the Starpoint High School, 4363 Mapleton Rd., Lockport, NY, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. Please enter the District at Driveway D, park in the allotted section. Enter the school through the Fine Arts and Athletic Center entrance. Voting will be to the immediate right upon entering the building.
Absentee Ballot Voting
Voters who cannot or prefer not to get to the polls on the day of the vote due to illness, travel outside the county or potential worry of contraction of the COVID-19 virus may download an absentee ballot application above. Please fill out and return the application to the District Clerk, Dorothy Szpaicher, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, regular mail or in-person. An absentee ballot will then be sent or handed out, if received in person, to residents who have completed the request for an absentee ballot application. The application can also be picked up in person in the office of the District Clerk, located at the end of D-wing in the Business Office, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. A regular voter absentee ballot application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. If the District Clerk finds the application meets all of the required criteria and is satisfied the applicant is a qualified voter, the Clerk may issue an absentee ballot.
To be eligible to vote, you must be:
- at least 18 years of age;
- a United States citizen;
- a resident of the District for at least 30 days immediately prior to the vote.
Voting inspectors will confirm a voter's eligibility by checking Niagara County voter registration records provided to the District by the Niagara County Board of Elections. However, you do not need to be a registered voter to vote in a school election; you may sign an affidavit attesting to your eligibility (see Voter Eligibility above).
On the May 17, 2022, ballot there are the following: One Proposition and the Election of Three Board of Education Members
Proposition I: General Fund Budget - $61,628,853
Shall the general fund budget totaling $61,628,853 as adopted by the Board of Education for the school year 2022-2023, be approved and the required funds be raised by a tax upon the taxable property of the school district, to be levied and collected as required by law?
Election of Three Trustees to the Board of Education
On May 17, 2022, voters will be electing THREE candidates to the Starpoint Central School District Board of Education. The terms of Dr. Kevin Duffy, Mr. Dennis Toth, and Mr. Michael Zimmerman will expire on June 30, 2022. The following candidates are running as candidates for the Board of Education. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will each get three (3) year terms beginning on July 1, 2022 and running through June 30, 2025. The candidate with the third highest number of votes will get a two (2) year term beginning on July 1, 2022 and running through June 30, 2024.
On the Ballot:
1A – Beth Pyskaty
2A – Michael Zimmerman
3A – Aric Brocious
4A – Chad Shepherd
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the District Clerk, Dorothy Szpaicher, at email@example.com or by calling 716-210-2352.