Deadline July 30 To Run For School Boards In Ocean County

Ocean County Administration Building (Photo by Chris Lundy)

OCEAN COUNTY – Board of Education candidates have until 4 p.m. July 30 to file their nomination petitions with the County Clerk’s office.

Elections are Nov. 6.

Petitions can be picked up 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the county clerk’s offices, located at 118 Washington St., Room 107, in Toms River, or 179 Main St. in Manahawkin.

State law now allows same-slate candidates to petition and file jointly. Candidates can also include an up to three-word slogan that will appear under their names on the ballot.

Candidates must also file a disclosure statement with their petitions, certifying they are not disqualified from voting and have not been convicted of a disqualifying crime.

The Ocean County Clerk’s Office said 72 board of education seats will appear on the November ballot throughout Ocean County school districts.

A list of candidates will be available after July 30 at or

Candidates needing more information can call the Ocean County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-929-2153.