Guilderland School District

Agenda Item

Upcoming Board of Education Election - May 16, 2017


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At this time, petitions are available through the district clerk for any district resident who might be considering running for the Board of Education (42 signatures of eligible district voters are required based on 2% of those voting in last year’s election).  There are three seats on the Board that expire June 30, 2017.  Each of the three seats is for a three-year term of office.             


General Information

In order to be eligible to run for the Board of Education, nominating petitions with 42 or more signatures from qualified voters in the district, must be submitted to the district clerk on or before Monday, April 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m.  Anyone who has questions about the duties and responsibilities of a Board member may contact the Superintendent, Board President, or any current member of the Board.


·           A candidate must be able to read and write, be at least 18 years of age, a qualified voter and a district resident for at least one year prior to the date of the vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.             



Candidates do not run for a specific seat on the Board; if there are more than three candidates running, the individuals with the three highest vote totals are elected.   


Further qualifications and information is in the packet available through the district clerk.