BECOMING A BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER
The Annual School Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Each candidate for election, including incumbents, must complete a nominating petition that includes the signatures of at least ten (10) qualified voters living within the district (one may be your own). Nominating Petitions are available through the Hunterdon County Clerk's office at 71 Main Street Hall of Records Building, PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900 or by clicking on the link below. Nominating Petitions must be filed with the Hunterdon County Clerk by 4:00 PM on Monday, July 31, 2017.
To become a member of a local board of education in New Jersey, you must—
• Be able to read and write • Hold U.S. citizenship and one year’s residency in the school district • Be registered to vote in the district before filing the nominating petition • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the board • Not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body or, in the case of county school districts, the county governing body • Not simultaneously hold two elective offices • Not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board,a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.)
Please contact Mary Melfi, County Clerk at (908) 788-1214 or via email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
You may also contact Michele McCann, School Business Administrator at (908) 996-2941 x 515 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources Available from New Jersey School Boards Association: