New method slated for May school budget vote

New voting method should avoid delays

 

 

School budget voters will see a new process when they go to the polls May 17. Superintendent Mark Bessen told the Granville Board of Education Monday night the new method of voting will be just a bit different, but should streamline the process going forward.

“I’m suggesting we do this because of what I saw during voting last year,” Bessen said as he showed off the new voting cards residents will fill out when they come to vote. “Hopefully it will move people through more efficiently,” Bessen said.

The cards will be kept in a binder and allow voter to check in and then proceed to any voting machine to cast their ballot, he said.

The cards will help to reconcile the number of votes shown from the machines with the number of voters.

The system should also help streamline the voting process to avoid any bottlenecks during busy voting times such as around the dinner hour, Bessen said. Those who have voted for the budget before should find a completed card when they show up to vote and new voters will need to fill one out. The new system is used in other districts, Bessen said.

In other news the award winning team from the Rube Goldberg competition received congratulations from the board. The student team of Christina Rice, Corrine Brown, Gabe Pratt, Jordan Penor and Taylor Davidson took home the coveted first place trophy at the annual challenge with the presentation ‘Welcome to Pandora.’ Portions of the team along with technology teacher Gary Gendron received certificates from the board after Gendron showed the video of the Avatar-themed machine operating. Granville High School sent three teams to the competition. 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 02/27/15

North Country Freepress – 02/27/15

Lakes Classifieds – 02/27/15

Lakes Region Freepress 02/27/15

Classifieds 02/25/14

A year later, Pember on path to recovery

Bob and Mary (3)

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]

Whitehall Rifle Club still perfect

The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the first half of the season 7-0 with its strongest outing of the year, by […]