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School board candidates in New York must file by Monday

Anyone interested in running for election to a school board June 9 must turn in paperwork by Monday to district clerks.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo postponed the May 19 elections due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and made some changes in the nominating process.

Candidate forms can be obtained from district clerks, and many are available on district websites. Candidates' names will be listed alphabetically on the ballot.

Signatures on nominating petitions are not required, but candidates must affirm that they meet the qualifications for board member. They must be at least 18 years old, be able to read and write and be a resident of the district. They also cannot be employed by the school board they serve on, or live in the same household as a family member who also serves on the same board.

All voting will be done by absentee ballots. School districts are to mail every eligible voter an absentee ballot.

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