Candidate Information - November 2018 Election

November Board of Election Candidate Information

The Mountain Lakes Board of Education will have four vacancies; (3) three year terms, and (1) one year unexpired term for school board candidates in the upcoming Annual School Election on November 6, 2018. 

The legal requirements to become a Board member include: the ability to read and write, US citizenship and one year's residency in the school district.  The individual may not have interest in or any contract with, or claim against, the Board.  They may not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body, or be appointed to a paid position in the Mountain Lakes School District, and must be registered and qualified to vote in the district.

Nominating Petition – Pursuant to S-868/A-2030 enacted on May 30, which allows board of education candidates to circulate a nominating petition jointly and to be bracketed together on the ballot, below are two sample petitions: one for an individual filing and one for joint filing.

All interested candidates must file a candidate petition in order for his or her name to appear on the ballot.  Petitions are available at the Board of Education office located at 400 Boulevard in Mountain Lakes and must be submitted to the county clerk by 4:00pm on Monday, July 30, 2018.

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