Salamanca School Board Election Petitions Ready

SALAMANCA – On Tuesday, May 20, eligible voters in the Salamanca City Central School District will elect two members of the board of education. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will each serve a five-year term, beginning on July 1, 2014, and expiring on June 30, 2019.

The annual school board election will be held in the gymnasium of the Salamanca Jr./Sr. High School from noon-9 p.m.

To qualify as a candidate, one must be a qualified voter and a district resident for one year immediately prior to April 30. By 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, each candidate must also file with the district clerk a nominating petition containing the signature and legal address of no fewer than 100 qualified voters living in the district. A qualified voter must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, a district resident for 30 days immediately to the date of the election, with their current address either correctly filed at the county Board of Elections in Little Valley or properly registered at the district’s registration to be held on April 21.

Those Native Americans who are properly registered and residing on the Allegany Reservation in the Steamburg or Coldspring area, for a period of 30 days preceding the election, which is located outside of such city school district, are eligible to vote in this school district’s election.

Nominating petitions and further information are available from Janet L. Koch, district clerk, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling 945-2403.