June 16, 2020

The Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District Annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election was held Tuesday, June 16, 2020 via absentee ballot.

PRESENT (in person): Marcia Ricci, Carolyn Bell

PRESENT (via Webex): Jack Catanzarita, Jamie Maloney, Tammi Dehler

ALSO PRESENT (in person): Patrick Pomerville, Rachel Schwendinger, Mark Bell, Irene Sylvester, Donna Robitaille, Jim Robitaille, Carol Burniche, Tim McDonough, two Public Library members

ALSO PRESENT (via webex): Joel Richardson, Kory Galuski, Amy Catanzarita, Crystal Rich

The original in-person vote date of May 19, 2020 was rescheduled to June 9, 2020 using an absentee ballot format due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  That date was extended to June 16, 2020 to allow ample time for ballots to be returned to the districts per Governor Cuomo. 

The district was approached by Mr. McDonough, Waterford Public Library, with a request to include the Library budget and trustee vote on the district’s ballot.  An agreement was reached and the library information was added.

Absentee ballots were mailed to all registered voters in the school district the week of June 1, 2020.  Completed ballots were received via US Post Office through June 16, 2020 at 5:00pm.  Voters were also able to drop their ballots off in person on Monday, June 8th from 9am - 3pm and Tuesday, June 9th from 9am - 5pm.

Mrs. Ricci officially closed the polls at 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  A system was in place to open the ballots while maintaining voter confidentiality. Counting began using an electronic machine but it was soon determined that the machine was not able to count the ballots.  Mr. Pomerville made the decision to hand count the ballots. 

At 8:10pm voting results were announced.

Total Ballots: 773

Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District 
Budget Vote Results
2020 - 2021 School Budget $21,516,060
PASSED:   YES 532; NO 229

Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District 
Board of Education candidates elected to 3 year terms (7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023)
Jamie Maloney, 618 votes
David Lee, 616 votes
Jack Catanzarita, 579

Waterford Public Library
Budget Vote Results
2021 Budget 
PASSED: YES 550; NO 207

Waterford Public Library
James Formosa was elected to a 5 year term
Barry Walsh was elected to a 2 year term

The district would like to thank the community for their support.

Julie Caulkins
District Clerk