• Nominating Petitions

    Candidate Petitions
    (Forms in Spanish are available below.)


    To Submit a Board of Education Candidate Petition, follow the steps below…

    1. Candidate petitions can be obtained by emailing the District Clerk at districtclerk@syossetschools.org or picked up in person from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) at the Office of the District Clerk, South Woods Middle School, 99 Pell Lane, Syosset, NY 11791. Be sure to get the required 124 signatures from qualified voters of the district (a citizen of the U.S.; at least 18 years of age; and a resident of the District for 30 days before the election) and return the completed petition to the office of the District Clerk. The petitions can be dropped off from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) with the exception of April 19, 2021 when the district must legally accept petitions through 5:00 p.m. Remember completed petitions are due no later than April 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

    2. Eligibility Requirements for Candidates to the Board of Education are as follows: the candidate must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the school district, able to read and write, and a resident of the district continuously for at least one year before the election. At the time when the board member takes office, they cannot be employed by the Board on which they serve or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board. 
    3. Complete the ‘Report of Campaign Expenses and Contributions’ form (CLICK HERE). This form must be filed on the 30th day (April 19, 2021) and 5th day (May 13, 2021) before the election and again within 20 days (by June 7, 2021) after the election. (CLICK HERE) for the Report of Campaign Expenses and Contributions form in Spanish.

    4. Complete a ‘Release of Name, Address and Telephone Number’ form (CLICK HERE). Return this form together with your candidate petition to the Office of the District Clerk, South Woods Middle School, 99 Pell Lane, Syosset, NY 11791. (CLICK HERE) for a Release of Name, Address and Telephone Number form in Spanish.