PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) - Absentee ballot applications for the Corning-Painted Post school district's annual election and budget vote on May 17th are now available.

The ballots can be picked up from the District Clerk's Office on 165 Charles Street in Painted Post. The hours for pick up will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and then later in the day from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

Absentee Ballots may be used by any individual who will be unable to vote in person due to illness, disability, hospitalization, travel, or incarceration.

The person to be absent must first submit an application to the District Clerk. Upon verification of the application by the Clerk, an absentee Ballot will then be issued.

If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be received by the Clerk at least seven (7) business days before the election. If the ballot is to be picked up, the application must be received the day before the election.

You can also obtain an application by going to the District's Website at www.corningareaschools.com, or by calling the District Clerk at 607-936-3704, ext. 1001.