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Deadline to File School Board Candidacy Is July 28

Gov. Chris Christie signed law extending deadline to run

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The deadline for school board candidates to file nominating petitions is coming up fast, county officials said Monday.

The deadline is July 28 and the petitions must be filed with the Ocean County Clerk's office in order to have a candidate's name placed on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot, according to Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella.

All Ocean County school districts opted to move their school board elections from April to November, Colabella said in a statement Monday. A new law signed by Gov. Chris Christie earlier this year extended the petition filing deadline for school board candidates from the June Primary election day to the last Monday in July to provide candidates with more time to submit their petitions.

A total of 64 school board seats will appear on the November ballot in various school districts from throughout Ocean County. A complete listing of all candidates who file petitions for boards of education will be available shortly after the July 28 deadline at www.oceancountyclerk.com, the web site for the Ocean County Clerk, the office announced.

Nominating petitions for school board can be obtained in person at either the Ocean County Clerk’s main office, at the Ocean County Courthouse, Election Services, Room 107 at 118 Washington St., Toms River, or at the Ocean County Southern Service Center, 179 South Main St., Manahawkin.

Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Candidates seeking additional information on the petition filing process can contact the Ocean County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-929-2153.
Mac July 14, 2014 at 02:52 PM
if teaching children is going to become nationalized, then why do we need local, county and state school boards?
Nancy EMD July 14, 2014 at 05:26 PM
@Mac, that is like asking why we need a police department if we have an army?
Mac July 14, 2014 at 05:42 PM
it is?
Scott Neuman July 14, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Look for Democratic-Republican Party candidates in November.
KMC July 14, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Hoping we get better candidates to fill the seats that are going to be empty.

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