Announcement of Candidates

2020-21 Budget and School Board Election

Each of the three (3) at-large Elected Board of Education Members shall each serve a three (3) year term and one (1) at-large Elected Board of Education Member shall serve a two (2) year term commencing on or about July 1, 2020.


Steven P. Allore

Renee G. Cheatham

Michael P. Ferraro

Paula J. Halladay

Heather R. Hare

Geneva Johnson

Martha E. Kershaw

Edward P. Sandell

Christopher B. Sherman

Jon D. Wiley

Teria A. Young

Absentee Ballot Voting Information Update Monday, June 8, 2020: Per Executive Order, school districts are required to accept all absentee ballots received by mail through Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Districts are not permitted to accept ballots through alternative means such as drop off ballot boxes after 5pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Any receptacles used for the hand delivery of ballots must be closed and secured at this time. The counting of ballots shall begin at 5pm on June 16, 2020.


  • Walk in ballots may be accepted only until 5pm, June 9, 2020.
  • Ballots must be accepted by mail until June 16, 2020.
  • No ballot may be open or counted until 5pm on June 16, 2020.
  • At 5pm, June 16, 2020, all ballots are opened and counted.

Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.26. Included within this executive order is the announcement that all school elections are scheduled to be held on June 9, 2020. From the executive order: The school vote will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot; school districts will send an absentee ballot to all registered voters in the district; the minimum threshold of signature requirements for Board of Education candidates has been eliminated.


You must be registered with the Niagara County Board of Elections to vote on the school budget and trustee positions. Registration deadline is May 23rd. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Visit the Voter Information Portal or call 716-478-4828.


Potential voters may register with the Board of Elections by filing an online application with the Department of Motor Vehicles: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application