May 1, 2013

Special election set at NACS


---- — ELLENBURG — Northern Adirondack Central School will hold a special election on June 17 to fill the unexpired term of a School Board member who resigned.

Stephen Peryea stepped down after the point that his seat could have been put up to vote on May 21 along with one other board position on the ballot and the 2013-14 budget, according to District Clerk Helen Yelle.

And so the School Board must follow the same procedures in order to hold a special election to fill the spot, including the requirements for prospective candidates.

There are two years remaining on Peryea’s five-year term. 

People who are interested in becoming candidates must be: a qualified voter of the district, a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and a resident of the district for at least one year before the election.

Also, board members may not reside with a family member who is presently on the School Board, and they can’t be an employee of the school.

People who want to be considered as candidates for this term must submit a petition to Yelle that is signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district.

The petition must describe the specific vacancy for which the candidate is nominated, including the length of term of office and the name of the last incumbent.

Petitions may be submitted between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the District Office, 5572 Route 11, Ellenburg Depot.

The deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, May 20,; the office will stay open until that time to accept final submissions.

Petition forms are available at, at the District Office or, call 594-7060, Ext. 2501, to have a petition mailed to you. 

For more information, reach Yelle at that same number.