Board of Elections Information

  • Candidates for the Board of Education must file a petition with the District Clerk thirty (30) days before the election. Qualifications for submitting a petition for board membership are as follows:

    1. Must be a U.S. citizen
    2. Must be 18 years of age by the date of the election
    3. Must be and must have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.
    4. Shall be signed by at least 25 qualified district voters or two (2%) percent of the voters who voted in the previous annual election of the members of the board of education, whichever is greater.
    5. There is no maximum number of individuals who may file nominating petitions to become a member of the BOE.   State law prescribes a lot drawing the day after the deadline for filing petitions in order to determine the candidates’ respective position on the ballot.


    Qualified Voter

    A qualified voter:

    1. Must be a U.S. citizen
    2. Must be 18 years of age by the date of the election
    3. Must be a resident of Brewster for at least thirty days prior to the election.
    4. Registered Voter: A registered voter:
    5. Must be a U.S. citizen
    6. Must be 18 years of age by the date of the election
    7. Registered with the Putnam County Board of Elections to vote in ALL elections.


    OR

    1. Registered with the school district to vote in school elections ONLY