SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Board of Education election will be a contested race in November with four people running for three seats. 

Kylen Anderson of 24 Island Trail, is the only incumbent seeking re-election after having served a three-year term. The other three candidates are Jared Chiariello of 15 Cambridge Drive, Joanne Hoover of 11 Cedar Tree Lane and Jason Ventresca of 9 Evergreen Place.

The nominating petitions were due to the county clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on Monday. 

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Some important election dates:

  • August 14 Ballot position drawn
  • September 8 Deadline for a School Board candidate to withdraw
  • September 23 Absentee ballots begin to be mailed
  • October 17 Last day to register to vote- Board of Elections will remain open late that day
  • October 31 Deadline for County Clerk to receive an application for a Mail-in Ballot
  • November 6 Last day to apply in person for a Mail-in Ballot
  • November 7 Election Day

Mail-in ballots must be received in the county clerk’s office by close of polls on November 7.