Today is the day residents statewide vote on school budgets and board of education candidates.
Library and school bus propositions will also be on ballots.
New Yorkers vote on these items on the third Tuesday of May each year, according to state Education Law.
This year, state law has thrown a curve ball at school districts by enacting the new tax cap law, which is a several-steps formula districts must use to plug in district-specific budget data to derive a tax levy increase limit.
This percentage is different for each district and determines the tax levy increase each district can put up for a vote and have passed with a simple majority. Districts that exceed the cap must have a super majority vote in order to pass their budgets.
To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the school district in which you are voting for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You do not need to be a registered voter.
Auburn Enlarged City School District
Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Casey Park, Owasco and Seward elementary schools, Auburn Junior High School and the former West Middle School building, depending on residence (call 255-8850 or 255-8822 with questions)
Cato-Meridian Central School District
Polling: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., middle school foyer
Jordan-Elbridge Central School District
Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jordan-Elbridge High School north entrance
Moravia Central School District
Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Moravia Middle/High School district conference room
Port Byron Central School District
Polling: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Large Group Instruction Room in Dana West High School
Skaneateles Central School District
Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Waterman Elementary School auditorium
Southern Cayuga Central School District
Polling: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Planetarium classroom on the Poplar Ridge campus
Union Springs Central School District
Polling: Noon to 9 p.m., Union Springs Middle/High School
Weedsport Central School District
Polling: Noon to 9 p.m., Voting Room of the Weedsport Jr./Sr. High School