UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents seeking a position on their local school board that the deadline for filing candidate petitions is July 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Office of the Union County Clerk, Elections Division, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Each petition must have 10 valid signatures.

“Candidates still have ample time to file, but with summer vacations under way the days can slip by quickly,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “If you would like to be on the ballot this November, please ensure that you file in time.”

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Except for Plainfield and Summit, every municipality in Union County holds school board elections concurrent with the General Election in November. Plainfield school board elections are held in April. The school board in Summit is appointed by the Mayor. School Board positions have a three-year term.

For more details about school board elections in Union County and to obtain downloadable petitions, visit Ms. Rajoppi’s office online atucnj.org/county-clerk, email lbobish@ucnj.org or call the Elections Division, 908-527-4996.

Candidates can also obtain petitions and additional information through the New Jersey School Boards Association online at njsba.org.

Election Day this year is Tuesday November 8.