Ocean County Press Release
County Clerk Sends Out Petition Filing Deadline Reminder

CANDIDATES seeking school board seats have until 4 p.m., Monday, July 28 to file their nominating petitions at the Ocean County Clerk's Office in order to have their name placed on the Nov. 4 General Election Ballot, according to Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella.

Nominating petitions for School Board can be obtained in person at either the Ocean County Clerk's Main Office, at the Ocean County Courthouse, Election Services, Room 107 at 118 Washington St., Toms River, or at the Ocean County Southern Service Center, 179 South Main St., Manahawkin. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Colabella noted that all Ocean County school districts opted to move their school board elections from April to November. A new law signed by Governor Christie earlier this year extended the petition filing deadline for school board candidates from the June Primary Election Day to the last Monday in July to provide candidates with more time to submit their petitions.

"The Office of the Ocean County Clerk is working to get the word out to the candidates about this important filing deadline," said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Clerk. "Scott's competent and professional staff is available to assist and to provide information on the filing process."

A total of 64 school board seats will appear on the November ballot in various school districts from throughout Ocean County. A complete listing of all candidates who file petitions for School Board will be available shortly after the July 28 deadline at www.oceancountyclerk.com, the web site for the Ocean County Clerk.

School Board candidates seeking additional information on the petition filing process can contact the Ocean County Clerk's Election Office at (732) 929-2153.

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