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Why 41 Districts Want to Keep Separate April School Board Elections

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

Only 41 New Jersey districts will hold school board elections Tuesday now that most -- 501 districts -- have chosen to move their elections to November

Moving the elections means voters can no longer vote on proposed school budgets – because the timing is off. But it also relieves districts from covering any of the costs of conducting separate April elections, which includes paying for the voting booth rentals, the poll workers, and printing and mailing sample ballots.

Lawmakers estimate the statewide April elections cost districts more than $7 million.

Click here for the list of districts holding school board elections tomorrow. 

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