June 4th Deadline For BOE Candidates To File Petitions

In addition to holding the annual primary election, June 4th will be the deadline for any eligible resident wishing to run for a seat on the Board Of Education (BOE). As of this date, the only incumbent who stated they plan to run for a seat is Donald Chin.

In order to be eligible to serve on a BOE, a candidate 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).

Interested candidates can pick up a nominating petition which must have, at least, ten (10) signatures at the County Clerk’s office at 2 Broad Street, Room 113 in Elizabeth, NJ. A copy of the nominating petition can be downloaded (link) or viewed and printed below:

All petitions must be submitted to the County Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4th.

BOE Candidate Petition (2013)