School Board Candidacy

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    For a candidate to get their name on the ballot they must complete a nominating petition and submit it to the County Clerk. Below is the address where candidates should return their nominating petitions.

    State law requires that all school-board nominating petitions for the November 7, 2023 election be delivered to the appropriate county clerk by 4 p.m. on July 31, 2023 (even if the clerk's operating hours extend past that time). School-board nominating petitions for the November election cannot be returned to the local school district office.

    Somerset County Clerk's Office

    Location: 20 Grove St., PO Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262 (map)

    Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Contact information: (908) 231-7013 or