CANAJOHARIE — The qualified voters of the Canajoharie Central School District will go to the polls on Tuesday (March 13) from noon to 9 p.m. at the high school to consider a school bus proposition. If approved, the proposition will allow the district to lease three 66-passenger school buses for five years, according to a news release.
The bus lease will not have an impact on the local tax levy, as it will be paid for out of the district’s Bus Replacement Reserve Fund. The cost of the lease is $17,500 for each bus, for an annual total cost of $52,500, the news release stated.
All voters must be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older and residents of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Advanced registration is not required. The voters may be asked to show proof of residency (such as a valid identification that lists a voter’s address) when voting, the news release stated.
The voters may obtain absentee ballots by submitting an application to the district clerk. The applications for absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk at least seven days prior to the vote so that the ballot may be mailed to the voter. The absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. March 13. To request an application, call (518) 673-6302, the news release stated.