Petition Deadline For JPS?Vote Is Wednesday

Any individuals interested in becoming Jamestown Public School board member candidates must submit completed petitions in the Superintendent’s Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

For each candidate, completed petitions must contain the names of 100 or more qualified voters within the school district.

Jamestown Public Schools’ voter registration day will be May 7 from noon to 6 p.m. In order to be entitled to vote, people must present themselves personally for registration before the district clerk, with proper identification and proof of residency at the Administration Building at 197 Martin Road, Jamestown.

To be eligible to vote in the Jamestown Public School District budget and board of education election, an individual must meet the following conditions: be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, a resident of the Jamestown Public School District for at least 30 days prior to May 21 and a registered voter. All qualified voters residing within the city of Jamestown, and who were registered for the preceding general election, and still reside in the same school election district, or all qualified voters residing outside the city of Jamestown but within the confines of school districts formerly known as Kiantone Number Three and Busti Number Seven, who voted or were qualified to vote in the preceding general election, and still reside in the same school election district are entitled to vote in the annual school board election and budget vote on May 21.

Registered voters who are not able to vote in person on election day may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Applications can be obtained through the district clerk, in person, by mail or by phone at 483-4420. Those wishing to receive the ballot by mail must apply at least seven days before the vote. Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on May 21.

The complete Jamestown Public School District 2013-14 budget document will be available to the public beginning on Friday and can be reviewed at the Board of Education administration building at 197 Martin Road, Jamestown or on the district’s website under “2013-14 Budget Information” button on the home page.

Jamestown Public Schools will hold its public hearing on its 2013-14 budget on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Persell Middle School auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.

The JPS budget and board of education vote will be held May 21 from noon until 9 p.m. Polling places will be located at three Jamestown Public Schools: Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington. Call the district clerk at the administration building at 483-4420 for any questions on voter registration, polling locations or where one should vote.