Candidate Petition Information
School Board Election day is always the second Tuesday in May jn New York State.
“Anywhere” Central School District
“Anywhere”, New York
To: Candidates for membership on the “Anywhere” Board of Education
From: District Clerk
Date: March 2022
Qualifications for Members of the Board of Education
A board member does not necessarily have to be a taxpayer. No more than one member of a family shall be a member of the same Board of Education in any school district.
Filing a Nominating Petition
For 2022, a petition requires 2% of the total number of voters in 2021 of qualified voters of the district, minimum 25 signatures. A qualified voter is eighteen (18) years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the district for at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote.
Married women must sign their given name for a signature to be valid. (Mary Smith, not Mrs. John Smith.)
Each signature must be followed by an address within the “Anywhere: Central School District boundaries.
Validity of petitions are the responsibility of the candidate and must be returned to the office of the “Anywhere” Central School District Clerk, District Administrative Offices, (ADDRESS) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022.
In May 2022, “Anywhere” School District voters will elect two (2) persons (could be a different number, depending on the district) to the Board of Education for three-year terms. (Could be a five year term, depending on the district.)
Education law requires school board candidates to file a statement of campaign contributions and expenses thirty (30) and five (5) days before the election and not later than twenty (20) days after the election. If a candidate’s campaign expenditures exceed $500, the candidate must file a sworn statement with both the district clerk and the commissioner of education itemizing their expenditures. This statement must list the amounts of all money or other valuable things paid, given, expended or promised by the candidate, or incurred for or on the candidate’s behalf with his or her approval. A candidate who spends $500 or less is only required to file a sworn statement with the district clerk indicating this to be the case.
“ANYWHERE” CENTRAL SCHOOL
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Street Address “Anywhere”, New York
NOMINATING PETITION FOR MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
We, the undersigned, qualified voters of the “Anywhere” Central School District, do hereby respectfully petition the Clerk of said School District and do hereby place the following candidate in nomination for the office of member of the Board of Education.
Name of Candidate
Address of Candidate