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The Times
  • Merged district voters to elect board of education

  • Voters in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will go to the polls Tuesday, March 19, to elect members to the new district’s first board of education.

    Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

    All residents will vote at D.H. Robbins Elementary School in St. Johnsville.

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  • Voters in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will go to the polls Tuesday, March 19, to elect members to the new district’s first board of education.
    Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m.
    All residents will vote at D.H. Robbins Elementary School in St. Johnsville.
    On Jan. 29, district residents approved the establishment of a seven member board with members serving full terms of three years.
    In order to stagger the number of seats up for election each year on the new board, the candidates elected with the most votes on March 19 will serve the longest terms, while those elected with the fewest votes will serve shorter terms. Based on the number of votes received, three members will receive three-year terms, two members will receive two-year terms and two members will receive one-year terms. Winners in all subsequent elections will receive full three-year terms.
    Petitions for individuals interested in running for a seat on the board are currently available at the Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville district clerk offices. According to state education law, candidates must be able to read and write, be a qualified voter in the district and have been a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election date.
    Petitions must bear the signatures of at least 25 qualified voters of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District. Voters must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen and a resident of the district for at least 30 days.
    Completed petitions must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at either district clerk’s office. All candidates must also file expenditure statements with Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES.
    The position of candidate’s names on the ballot will be decided by lottery. A drawing will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the district office in St. Johnsville. If candidates are unable to attend the drawing, they may designate a qualified voter to draw on their behalf by proxy. If a candidate is not present and no proxy has been designated, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel will draw on his or her behalf.
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