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Running for the BOE

Board of Education Election Information

Each year the Board of Education election takes place on the date of the budget vote, the third Tuesday of May.

Members of the Board of Education are elected by the voters of the district to establish policy and direct the administration of our schools.

Individuals are eligible for election to the Board if they are qualified voters of the district (district resident, U.S. citizen, 18 and older) and can read and write. New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve. Board members serve volunteer, three-year terms. They receive no salary or other compensation.

Nominating petitions must include signatures of 64 qualified voters who reside in the district. Petitions can be picked up beginning at the beginning of March from the District Clerk, Brittany Barrett. Ms. Barrett’s office is located in the Educational Services Center at Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. 

Petitions must be picked up in person. Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18.

Information for each year’s specific election for the Board of Education, including how many seats are open and important dates and deadlines are typically posted beginning in February. Please check our current news section for this year’s election information.