Prospective candidates who want to run for school board in November must file their petition with the Camden County Clerk’s office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, July 25.
Residents wishing to run in this November’s upcoming school board election have less than two weeks to turn in their petition.
The deadline for residents to file for this November’s school board is election is Monday, July 25. Residents must turn in their completed petition to the Camden County Clerk’s office no later than 4 p.m. that afternoon to have their name on the ballot for the election.
In Camden County, nomination petitions can be downloaded at www.camdencounty.com/government/county-officials/candidate-school-board or can be picked up at the clerk’s office at the Camden County Elections and Archive Center, 100 University Court, Blackwood NJ 08012. Petitions can be mailed to The Office of the Camden County Clerk, P.O. Box 218, Blackwood NJ 08012–0218. Completed petitions can be dropped off in person at the clerk’s office, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
To run for board of education, residents:
• Must be a United States citizen
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must be able to read and write
• Must be a resident of the municipality running in for at least one year
• Must not be holding any other elected office or another office in the local municipality and county
• Have no claim, interest in or contract with the board of education
To complete a nomination petition, each resident must get the signatures of at least 10 registered voters living in the district. Candidates must also adhere to all state requirements to file campaign-expense reports with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
For more information on running for school board, visit www.njsba.org/about/candidacy.