Annual School Board Member Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
School Board members are elected each November during the annual general election. A full term for a board member consists of three years, starting in January. In the event of a vacancy of a board seat, the board will appoint a qualified representative from the community to fill the vacancy until the next school election.
While it is not required by law, candidates interested in a write in campaign are strongly encouraged to contact Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi at 908-788-1221 as soon as possible so that the Clerk’s office is aware of the names likely to receive votes and can prepare accordingly.
School Board Candidate Qualifications
To become a member of a local board of education in New Jersey you must:
Voting in the Election
In order to vote in the election you must be registered to vote in either the Town of Clinton or Glen Gardner Borough. Voter registration forms are available either in-person from the Hunterdon County Clerk's office in Flemington or you can download and print the form from the County Clerk's office at the link found below.
The state of NJ allows voters to cast their Vote by Mail though the use of a Vote by Mail ballot – without being required to provide a reason for not being able to make it to the polls on Election Day. Absentee ballots are available either in-person from the Hunterdon County Clerk's office in Flemington or you can download and print the form from the County Clerk's office at the link found below.