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School board filing deadline today

Deadlines to file petitions for non-partisan elections, June primary coming up this month

By David Wildstein, March 02 2020 9:18 am

For municipalities that still hold school board elections in April, the filing deadline to run in 4 PM today.

Hackensack, Newark, Irvington, North Bergen, New Brunswick, Passaic are among just a small handful of towns and cities that have held on to the old tradition of April elections, where turnout averages at south of 10% in the 2019 elections.

Most of the state’s more than 500 school districts moved Board of Education elections to November following a 2012 law that also largely ended the tradition of voter approval of school district budgets.

The filing deadline for the May non-partisan municipal elections is March 9, followed by the March 30 filing deadline to run in the June Democratic and Republican primary elections.

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