NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until May 19.

Board member Patricia Sadowski told TAPinto New Brunswick that the meeting has been rescheduled so it doesn't coincide with the board election.

Incumbents Dale Caldwell, Emra Seawood and Patricia Varela are running on the ticket, "New Beginnings For New Brunswick Schools." Caldwell is the board's vice president.

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Since all ballots are being cast via mail, the winners of the three seats aren't likely to be certified by county officials for several days. Ballots postmarked by midnight will count toward the election.

Three challengers running under the Students First banner are also on the ballots: Linda "Lindy" Stork, Reginald "Reggie" Parker and Jad Kaado.

Maria Concepcion Powell is the lone Republican on the ballot.

The Middlesex County Clerks Office on Bayard Street is scheduled to remain open until 8 p.m. to accept mail-in ballots for the school board election.

Citing the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 105, pushing the April 21 election to today and requiring it to be a vote-by-mail election.