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The Annual School Election to vote for candidates for the Ridgewood Board of Education and the school budget has been postponed until Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and will be conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballots.

To download a PDF of the vote-by-mail application, click here to access the Bergen County website. Applications must be received in the county clerk's office (not postmarked) by close of business no later than 7 days prior to Election Day.

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for more information on the NJSBA website for Becoming a School Board Member: Candidate Kit.

1. Three Board seats and the annual school budget will be on the ballot.

2. One Board seat is an unexpired one-year term. Two Board seats are three-year terms.

3. The deadline for submission of 2020 April election nominating petitions is Monday, March 2, 2020 before 4:00 p.m. to the Office of the Board Secretary at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ. Please note that this information has been updated, as it was confirmed that nominating petitions should be submitted to the Office of the Board Secretary at the Education Center and not the County Clerk's Office. 

Interested residents may pick up an application at the Office of the Board Secretary at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood or download the application here. 

Links to pertinent information about the requirements and responsibilities of Board members may also be found below. 

Additional resources from NJSBA

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for information on how to become a School Board Member and Frequently Asked Questions.

Running for School Board? Click here for ten things you should know. 

Serving on the Board of Education Information

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for Fundamentals of School Board Membership.

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for 13 Things School Board Members Wish People Knew About Them.

List of Candidates for the Board of Education

Dan Creed
Saurabh Dani
Michael Lembo
Hyunju Kwak
Muhammad Mahmoud