2022-23 Budget & Election Results
Many thanks to our wonderful community for passing our 2022-23 budget with an 86.5% approval rating. Results for Proposition I: Budget of $68,300,000 passed - Yes, 449; No, 70. Elected Board Members: Two candidates receiving the largest number of votes to be elected for three-year terms - Lorry Goldhawk, 446; Dominic Vivolo, 449.The 2022-23 annual budget vote and election for the Amherst Central School District will be held on May 17, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Amherst Central High School south gym, 4301 Main St., Amherst.The budget hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2022, followed by the Regular Board of Education Business Meeting. The meeting location is at the District office board room.
Absentee ballots are available for the Amherst Central School District vote. A District voter must request an application for an absentee ballot in advance of the vote date. The voter must complete the application and state the reason they will not be able to appear in person on the day of the District election/vote for which the absentee ballot is requested. A qualified voter in the district may use an absentee ballot if, on voting day, he or she is a patient in a hospital or unable to appear personally because of illness or physical disability; is required to be outside the country because of duties, occupation or studies; is on vacation outside the country; or is detained in jail awaiting action conviction of an offense other than a felony. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election/vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election/vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.
Upon receipt and approval of the application, a ballot will be mailed. The completed ballot must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on May 17, the day of the vote. For more information, contact the District Clerk at 362-3051 or visit the office at 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY. Read ACSD Policy #1640 - Absentee Ballots
To qualify as a voter, a person must be:
- a citizen of the United States
- at least 18 years old
- a resident of Amherst Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote.(Education Law § 2012)
Apartment dwellers who meet these qualifications are eligible. No prior registration is required and residents do not have to be registered voters. (Education Law § 2012)
Board of Education Election
The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to a three-year term, July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025.
- Lorry Goldhawk (Incumbent) - Read Mrs. Goldhawk's bio
- Dominic Vivolo (Incumbent) - Read Mr. Vivolo's bio
Budget Public Hearing - May 3, 2022
The Amherst Central School District Board of Education will again conduct an exit survey to gain insight into the priorities and concerns of residents. Voters are encouraged to take a moment to complete a survey after they have submitted their ballots at the budget vote and election on May 17.
Budget & Election Timeline
Feb. 10, 2022 - BOE nominating petitions available
April 18, 2022 - BOE nominating petitions deadline at 5 p.m.
April 19, 2022 - BOE ballot positions selection
May 3, 2022 - BOE budget hearing
May 5-11, 2022 - Budget newsletters delivered
May 17, 2022 - BOE budget vote and election
2022-23 Budget Book
Budget Public Hearing Presentation - 5-3-22
2022-23 Budget Newsletter
Budget Development Update Presentation - 4-19-22
Federal Stimulus Funding Plan 4-5-22
Budget Development Presentation - Expenditure Update 3-15-22
Budget Development Presentation - Revenue Update 2-8-22
Three Year Program Continuation Budget Forecast 12-14-21