The deadline to declare candidacy for the Liberty Central School District Board of Education has been extended and the process simplified as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
District voters will elect three candidates to the Board of Elections. Typically, candidates must collect signatures on a nominating petition in order to to be on the ballot. This year, though, in an executive order issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot. The order also waives the requirement to collect signatures.
Candidates must still meet all of the other requirements to run for the board. These include being qualified voters and having lived in the Liberty Central School District continuously for one year prior to the election.
Residents interested in running for the school board must contact District Clerk Tania DeFrank at email@example.com or at 845-292-6990. All self nominations must be received by Mrs. DeFrank prior to the close of business of Monday May 11, 2020.
Candidates will vie for one three three-year terms on the Board of Education effective July 1, 2020 and expiring on June 30, 2023. Those seats are currently held by Barbara A. Kelly, Robert “Keith” Torrens and Anthony R. Sinacore.
Candidates run at-large, and the three candidates with the highest number of votes will win seats.