HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ The deadline is approaching for residents to file to run for the upcoming election for the Boards of Education for Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge.

Nominating petitions can be found on the Hasbrouck Heights School District website. Wood-Ridge residents can contact the district's Board of Education Office for additional information.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:

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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 Hasbrouck Heights;
  • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board;
  • Not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body;
  • Be registered to vote and not be disqualified as a voter under N.J.S.A. 19:4-1; and
  • Satisfy a criminal history background check pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1.

Anyone interested can submit a Nominating Petition with the County Clerk's Office Elections Division:

One Bergen County Plaza, Room 130

Hackensack, NJ 07601

The petitions must be received by Monday, July 27, 2020.  The general election is Tuesday, November 3.

 

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