Canisteo-Greenwood Board of Ed Votes Down Two Propositions - Passes a Modified Third Prop
Board concerned that Greenwood residents might take it as a personal vendetta to discourage their voting
March 11th, 2013
CANISTEO, NY - There was a lot of heated debate Monday evening at Canisteo-Greenwood's monthly B.O.E. meeting. Up for vote were three resolutions pertaining to voting locations and requirements.
The first resolution that failed to pass was to approve the designation of the entire C-G school district as one voting district effective May 21st, 2013. If passed, this would have required all Greenwood voters to travel to Canisteo to cast their vote. Board president Mike Nisbit stressed the fact that this resolution was not intended "punish" or encourage the Greenwood community not to vote but to resolve issues that prevented 12 voters from voting in a previous election due to the fact that they were not on the Steuben County Registry.
Also voted down was a resolution to abolish the system of personal registration for the C-G school district voters. Again one of the major the reasons behind this was miscommunication between the district and the county that cost 12 people the right to vote and the possibility of getting more people to the polls.
A third resolution was modified then passed. This was to eliminate voting at the Canisteo school building and move it to Somers Hall and the Greenwood Fire Hall. The concern here was the safety of the children in light of recent incidents such as Sandy Hook.