JAMESTOWN – Candidates planning on running for the Jamestown Board of Education Election on May 17 have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to hand in their petitions.
Candidates must submit a completed petition containing the names of 100 or more qualified voters within the school district. Petitions are due back to the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York, by 5 p.m. April 27, 2016.
There will be two JPS board seats on the May 17 ballot, each for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016. Those seats are currently held by Jamestown School Board President Joe DiMaio and board member Patrick Slagle.
If a person is not registered to vote in the May 17 election, the District Clerk is available to register any eligible voter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. any weekday through May 10, 2016 in the Administration Building, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York. Anyone who is not registered with Chautauqua County Board of Elections should present themselves, in person, before the JPS District Clerk with proof of identity and proof of address in order to be entitled to vote on May 17, 2016.
Applications are also available for Absentee Voting. The application forms and instructions may be obtained in the Superintendent’s Office. Any questions about the Board of Education petition process, voter registration or absentee voting applications can be directed to 483-4420.
The 2016-17 Popular Budget will be available for public review in the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road or on the JPS website (www.jamestownpublicschools.org) under the button on the home page “2016-17 Budget Information” beginning on May 3, 2016.