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Board of Education Candidate Petitions Now Available

Petitions - 2017 Board of Education Election

Watertown, New York, Petitions for Board of Education Candidates seeking placement on the ballot for the May 16, 2017, election will be ready for pick up in the District Clerk’s office during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. excluding the noon hour) beginning March 17, 2017.

 There is one seat open on the Board of Education.  The term is for five years effective July 1, 2017.   


a.        Candidates must be 18 years of age or older.

b.        Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.

c.         Candidates must be a New York State resident and a resident of the Watertown City School District for at least one year.

d.        Candidates shall not, at the same time, hold the office of board member or any other city office except policeman or fireman.

e.        Candidates must be qualified voters in the Watertown City School District.

Petitions bearing a minimum of 100 valid signatures must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, to the District Clerk’s Office at 1351 Washington Street (H. T. Wiley Intermediate School).