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School Board Petitions in Union County are Due July 30

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents seeking School Board positions in their municipality that the deadline for filing their nominating petitions is Monday, July 30, before 4:00 p.m. in the Main Office of the County Clerk, at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, Room 113.

A new law effective July 1, 2018 permits School Board Candidates to circulate petitions jointly and be bracketed together on the ballot if they wish with one or two other candidates.

The new law also permits a short non-political slogan not to exceed three words.  Candidates are required to file a specific affirmation that they have not been convicted of crimes that would disqualify them from office with their petition. 

“Service on a school board is an enriching experience, said Ms. Rajoppi.  “As a former board member, I encourage involvement in this important civic duty.  Interested applicants should make note of the deadline.”

For more details about school board petitions, including a downloadable petition, visit the County Clerk’s elections website online at A petition can also be obtained in person at the Main Office in Elizabeth.

Main Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office may be reached by phone during office hours at 908-527-4996 with any inquiries regarding elections in Union County.

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