The Oneonta City School District announced that absentee ballots applications for the upcoming budget and school board vote are now available at the district offices. According to the district applications need to mailed in no later than May 8 and ballots will then be mailed to approved applicants. Those should be returned to the school district no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 15. For details call 607-433-8232, ext. 1300.

The Oneonta City School District is accepting in-person registrations today for those wanting to vote in the May 15 public election who are not already permanently registered. Registration is between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Board of Education Offices on Center Street in Oneonta. The May 15 election will be at Foothills Performing Arts Center and consists of voting on the 2018-2019 school budget along with electing two candidates to the Board of Education. Call 607-433-8232, ext. 1300 for further information.  District voters can also get more information at the school budget hearing on May 2, starting at 6:45 p.m. at Greater Plains Elementary School.