NEWTON, NJ- There will not be any contention for the Newton Board of Education election with three candidates matching the three open seats.  Incumbents Stella Dunn, Tina Larsen and Lisa Qarmout will reprise their roles for another three years.

New Jersey School Boards Association Board of Directors Delegate Marie Bilik is the only candidate for the Green Township’s Board of Education.  This will leave two vacancies on the Green Board of Education.

Andover Borough did not have a candidate for the single open seat.  Andover Township has just two candidates for the two seats, Robert Koroski and Maria Dunbar.

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General Election 2020 timeline:

  • August 10- Ballot position drawing for boards of education and general election
  • August 25 – Last day for school board candidate and independent general election candidate to withdraw.  If a candidate withdraws by this date, a replacement candidate can submit a petition by August 31
  • August 31 – Last day a candidate for Town of Newton Council can submit nominating petitions to the township clerk, by 3 p.m.
  • September 4- Last day a school board candidate can withdraw without being replaced
  • September 19- Mail in ballots will begin to be mailed.
  • October 13 – Last day to register to vote for the general election. Registration forms must be postmarked or received by the Board of Elections by this date.
  • October 27 – Last day to apply by mail for a mail-in ballot for the general election*
  • October 31- Sussex County Clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for in person mail-in ballot applications
  • November 2 – Last day to apply in person for a mail-in ballot before 3 p.m. in the Sussex County Clerk’s offices in Newton
  • November 3 – Election day- polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Grace Dickson, Joan Fay, Jenna Genung, Ray Morris and Anthony Neggers, together with the candidates will comprise the Newton Board of Education.

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