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Olean City School District Voter Registration and Absentee Ballots Notice

The Olean City School District Personal Voter Registration Day will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm, District Clerk’s Office, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, NY 14760. To register to vote, contact the District Clerk at 716-375-8018.

NOTE: You are considered registered to vote if you were (a) registered for the last preceding general election or (b) registered under permanent personal registration.

To vote in the school elections, you must be:

  1. A United States citizen;
  2. 18 years of age or older on the date of election;
  3. A resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to election day;
  4. A registered voter.

Absentee Ballots

Any registered voter unable to vote in person on the day of the vote, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, due to illness, physical disability, hospitalization, incarceration, travel outside of the county/city of residence or potential for contraction of COVID-19  may apply to vote by Absentee Ballot.

Please call the District Clerk at 716-375-8018 or email ( to request an Absentee Ballot Application.  Applications must be received at least seven (7) days before the election.

Per Education Law 2018-A(2)(e), any voter registered as ‘permanently disabled’ with the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections Office will be mailed an Absentee Ballot without having to apply.

Military Voters
Military Voters, not currently registered, may apply to register as a qualified voter of the Olean City School District; however, this only registers you with the school district. If you wish to register as a Military Voter with your County or State Board of Elections, you must contact them directly. For the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections, call 716-938-2400.

An application to register as a Military Voter (with the school district only) may be requested from the District Clerk at 716-375-8018 or email ( The original signed application must be received no later than 5 p.m. on April 27, 2021.

Military Voters who are registered may elect to receive their Military Ballot Application and Military Ballot by mail, email, or facsimile. However, if no preference is selected (or the necessary facsimile number or email address is not provided), the District Clerk will transmit the Military Ballot Application or Military Ballot by mail to the Military Voter's district residence.

The Military Voter must return the original signed Military Ballot Application by mail or in person to the District Clerk, regardless of how the Application or Military Ballot was received.

The District Clerk will transmit the Military Voter’s Ballot (in accordance with the Military Voter’s preferred method of transmission; or, if no preference indicated, by mail to the voter's district residence) no later than 5 p.m. on May 3, 2021.

The District Clerk must receive the Military Voter's original Military Ballot by mail or in person no later than 5pm on the date of the vote, May 18, 2021.