PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield candidates for Board of Education election to be held on November 5th, 2019, must file their nomination petitions by this Monday, July 29th before 4 pm at the Elizabeth office of the County Clerk. Three 3-year seats will be up for grabs this fall: Carmencita Pile, Lynn Anderson and Eric Andrews.

Last July 1, 2018, a NJ state law was passed allowing candidates to circulate petitions jointly and allows one or two candidates to be bracketed together. Candidates will also be allowed short three word maximum slogans and will also have to file a specific affirmation regarding their criminal backgrounds.

According to Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, “Service on a school board provides the public with an opportunity to contribute to the community. As a former board member, I encourage involvement in this important civic duty.  Interested applicants should make note of the deadline.”

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More information about school board petitions, including a qualifications and instructions for filing the downloadable petition, are available on the County Clerk’s elections website online at

A petition can also be obtained in person at the Main Office in Elizabeth during the regular office hours between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office may be reached by phone during office hours at 908-527-4996 with any inquiries regarding elections in Union County. The Main Office of the County Clerk is located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, Room 113.