2021-22 JPS Budget Vote & School Board Elections Information

  • JHS earth science Jamestown Public Schools will hold a 2021-22 Budget and School Board Elections vote on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. As more information about the upcoming budget and school board elections vote becomes available, we will update this page for our community.

    Jamestown Board of Education Petition Information

    Petitions for the Jamestown Board of Education Election on May 18, 2021 are available beginning Monday, March 24, 2021 from the JPS District Clerk, Jaunita Walter. There will be two JPS board seats on the May 18th ballot, each for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2021.  Candidates must submit a completed petition containing the names of 50 or more qualified voters within the school district to be eligible for the May 18th ballot. Petitions are due back to the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. If you have any questions about this, please contact Jaunita Walter, District Clerk, at 716-483-4420. 

    Voter Registration Information

    If a person is not registered to vote in the May 18th election, the JPS District Clerk, Jaunita Walter, is available to register any eligible voter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. any weekday beginning on April 6, 2021 through May 4, 2021 in the Administration Building, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York. In order for a person to be eligible to vote at a school election, they must be a citizen of the United States; 18 years of age and a resident of the state and of the city school district for thirty days  prior to the election and budget vote.  Alternatively, if you have a New York State Driver’s license, you may register to vote electronically through the Department of Motor Vehicles at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application.Anyone who is not registered with Chautauqua County Board of Elections is able to present themselves, in person, before Mrs. Walter with proof of identity and proof of address in order to be entitled to vote on May 18, 2021.

    Absentee Ballot Information

    Applications are also available for Absentee Voting.  The application forms and instructions may be obtained in the Superintendent’s Office.

    The 2021-22 Proposed Budget will be available for public review in the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road or at www.jpsny.org/budget beginning May 4, 2021. A public hearing on the 2020-21 Proposed Budget will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. at Persell Middle School. 

    Any questions about the Board of Education petition process, voter registration or absentee voting applications can be directed to Mrs. Walter at 483-4420 or jaunita.m.walter@jpsny.org.