Petitions available for board candidates

Two seats on the Herkimer Central School Board of Education will be on the ballot in May. Interested candidates can pick up nominating petitions from the district office.


To be eligible to run for a seat on the Herkimer Board of Education, a candidate must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • at least 18 years old
  • able to read and write
  • a legal resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least 1 year prior to the election

Board candidates cannot be an employee of the district, or share a household with any other board member. Board candidates may not hold any other incompatible public office, such as superintendent, clerk, tax collector, treasurer or librarian, or be employed by the board.

Board candidates may not have been removed from any district office within one year preceding the date of appointment or election to the board.

Nominating Petitions

Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district, and must state the residence of each signer, as well as the name and residence of the candidate.

Petitions must be returned to the district office by 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018.