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Board of Education Candidate Petitions Due July 27!


School Board Candidate Deadline July 27, 2020

All individuals interested in running for the Millburn Township Board of Education must declare their candidacy by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 27. The Millburn Board of Education consists of nine members who each serve a three-year term. Candidates will be running for three seats currently held by Alex Zaltsman, Louie Shen, and Jamie Serruto. The general election is Nov. 3, 2020.


Candidates must file a nominating petition with the Essex County Clerk with at least ten signatures, one of which must be the candidate’s.


The New Jersey School Boards Association provides a Candidate Kit on their website at, including the nominating petition, as well as online briefings addressing leadership, legal issues, and the role of a board member. The page also includes information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act and important dates in the school election process.


NEW! Electronic Signatures and Submission of Candidate Petitions

On July 1, Gov. Murphy signed into law A-4037, legislation sought by NJSBA that allows electronic collection of petition signatures for school board candidacy and their submission for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. 


Further information is available from the Essex County Clerk Election Division, Hall of Records, 465 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 246, Newark, NJ 07102

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact information: (973) 387-7311, ext. 7312 or via email:


Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Christine Burton, who also serves on her local board of education, says, “I recommend school board service as one of the most rewarding experiences and meaningful contributions you can make to our students and the community.”