SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The deadline to file for a seat on the Springfield Board of Education was Monday July 31 at 4 p.m. at the Union County Clerk’s office. Three seats are open for the coming election in November. Only two residents filed petitions to run.  They are incumbent Marc Miller of 50 Redwood Road and Kristy Rubin of 47 Skylark Road.  She is running for the first time.

Marc Miller said, " When I first ran for the Board of Education, I did it because I wanted a way to donate my time and effort to the community that I love, and I felt this was the best way to positively affect the children of Springfield.  After three years of contributions, I am happy to continue to volunteer."

One position remains vacant.  It can be filled by a write-in candidate in the November election.

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The two Board of Education members not running for another term are Elissa Zylbershlag and Steven Wolcott.

Here are some important election dates:

August 14 - Ballot position drawn

September 8 - Deadline for School Board candidate to withdraw

September 23 - Absentee ballots begin to be mailed

October 17 - Last day to register to vote

October 31 - Deadline for County Clerk to receive an application for a Mail-in Ballot

November 7 - Election Day