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Board of education candidate filing deadline March 6

Amanda Parrish * Delaware
aparrish@doverpost.com
Middletown Transcript

One seat is open for the Appoquinimink School District Board of Education election in May, but the filing deadline for candidates is March 6.

The five-year term of board member Michelle Wall is finished this year, and she has filed for re-election. Wayne Meadows is the only other candidate who has filed as of Feb. 26, according to the New Castle County Department of Elections website.

Wall said she intends to run for Senate in District 14 this year. She will be required to give up her school board seat if elected to both positions.

Board of education candidates must file with the New Castle County Department of Elections by Friday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m.

To be eligible, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States and Delaware, must live in the school district and must be 18 years or older at the time of the election. Candidates can’t be a paid employee of the district subject to rules and regulations of the board and must never have been convicted of embezzlement.

School board candidate filing packets are available online at electionsncc.delaware.gov or at the Department of Elections at 820 N. French St., suite 400 in Wilmington. Offices are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The filing form must be notarized if not completed in the department’s office.

Candidates must also complete and submit a certificate of intention to the state election commissioner.

More information can be found at electionsncc.delaware.gov or calling the New Castle County Department of Elections at 302-577-3464.