BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The filing deadline is approaching to become a candidate for the Bernards Township Board of Education in the November election, with three seats on the school board up for grabs this year.

The filing deadline for this year's election for school board is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 27. For questions, potential candidates are asked to contact Jennifer Nicholson at jnicholson@bernardsboe.com at the Board of Education Office. 

The three Board of Education members whose three-year terms expire at the end of 2020 include Jennifer Korn, Jennifer White and Linda Wooldridge. 

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A candidate's kit is available on the Bernards Township Board of Education website. Filing petitions and the necessary nominating petition signatures to be placed on the ballot in the general election can be filed electronically, as per state orders to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The New Jersey Division of Elections posted single signature electronic candidate petitions on its website, including petitions for school board candidates. Information and petitions can be found online.

More election information also is on the Somerset County Clerk's website.