School board candidates are non-partisan and are elected either at the April Annual School Election or at the school board elections held by the county in November; they do not participate in the June primary elections. Petitions for school boards participating in the April Annual School Election are filed with the respective School Board Secretary. Petitions for school boards whose elections are held at the November General Election are filed with the County Clerk no later than 4 p.m. the last Monday in July. Call our office with questions at 973-579-0900. Visit our Elections Forms page for petitions and petition information.
The School Boards Association Candidates Kitis available from the NJ School Board Assn website. Residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free kit, which includes information on: