Last Chance: Filing Deadline for Nov. 6 Election is Tuesday
Become a candidate for a seat on the West Bloomfield School Board in the general election with these tips.
If you are politically-inclined and looking to make a difference in public education, there is just two days left to get on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
One seat on the West Bloomfield School Board is up for a six-year term. All candidates for partisan and nonpartisan seats, need to file their nominating petitions or applicable fees by 4 p.m. Tuesday. Candidates must also complete an affidavit of identity to be on the ballot.
The seat is currently held by President Bruce Tobin, whose fifth term ends Dec. 31. Tobin is currently expected to run against John Reed of West Bloomfield.
When filing the Affidavit of Identity and Receipt Form, a minimum of 40 signatures and a maximum of 100 signatures are required from qualified and registered electors of the district. Candidates have the choice of paying a nonrefundable $100 filing fee in lieu of filing nominating petitions. Once filed, the deadline for withdrawal is Friday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m.
Documents may be submitted to the Oakland County Clerk's Office, or Town Hall no later than Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.
The three main responsibilities of the Board are hiring the superintendent, adopting policies, and adopting the budget. Board meetings are held monthly at 7 p.m. in the West Bloomfield High School.
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