Friday, Jul 12th

Kindergarten and Voter Registration Information

kindergarten.jpgRegistration for incoming kindergarten students (for the 2012-2013 school year) will be held in all five of the Scarsdale elementary schools (Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge) from Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 9. Students may be registered between 9 AM and 3 PM.

Children whose fifth birthday falls on or before December 31, 2012 may be registered. Documents needed include immunization records, proof of age such as birth certificate or passport, and proof of residency, along with the registration forms and instructions, which may be downloaded at www.scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/registration (on the District Web site, click on Parent Information, and then on the “Student Registration” link), or obtained at the school.

Proof of residency can be either in the form of a copy of the deed for a house, or a signed rental agreement (lease), plus a utility bill. Please be aware that some homes in this area have a Scarsdale mailing address, but are not within the Scarsdale School District. If there is any doubt, you may contact the District office for verification: 914-721-2444. Enrollment in one of the five elementary schools is determined by the neighborhood in which you live.

If you have any questions concerning registration, please call your local elementary school.

Register Now to Vote in the Village Election on March 20th

If you are not a registered voter but want to vote in the Village Election on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the last day to register with the Westchester County Board of Elections is Friday, March 9th. You may pick up a mail-in registration form at Village Hall, or you may go directly to the Westchester County Board of Election, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains.

In order to register to vote, you must:

• Be a U.S. Citizen

• Be 18 years of age by the date of the election in which you want to vote

• Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election

• Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction

• Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

For registered voters who will be out of Westchester County on Village Election Day, an absentee ballot can be obtained by filling out an application form at Village Hall or by requesting one by phone or mail. March 13th is the last day for the Village Clerk to receive an application for an absentee ballot which is to be mailed to a qualified voter; however, applications made in person can be accepted until Monday, March 19, 2012.

All Election Districts will be voting at the Scarsdale Library. Hours of the election are 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Noon to 9 p.m.

For more information, call the Village Clerk’s office at 722-1175.