District Clerk

Board of Education Seat

If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Education, nominating petitions will be available from the District Clerk, Andrea Dobbelaer, located in the Administrative Offices, starting on March 25, 2019. There will be three (3) seats up for election; one is an open seat and two are expiring seats. The one open seat has a term commencing May 21, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2020. The other two seats are three-year terms commencing July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2022.  Candidate with the third highest number of votes will secure the open seat. The petitions must be returned to the District Clerk no later than Monday, April 22, 2019 by 5:00 pm. 

To be eligible, a candidate must be a registered voter in the District. An applicant must be able to read and write, at least 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen, and a resident of the District for at least one year. At the time when the Board Member takes office, they cannot be employed by the District or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the Nanuet Board of Education.

Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Dobbelaer at 845-627-9888.


To qualify as a voter, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the day of the vote
  • Not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law (e.g. a person who has been adjudged to be mentally incompetent)

In order to vote in school budget vote and board elections, voters must be registered with the Rockland County Board of Elections or the Nanuet School District.  If you are uncertain if you are registered to vote, contact the District Clerk, Andrea Dobbelaer, at 627-9888. Eligible residents can register in the district administration offices during regular office hours.  In-person registration is required along with photo identification and proof of residence. The district administration building is located at 101 Church Street, Nanuet. 


Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who are unable to vote in person on the day of the election/vote under the following circumstances:
  • Illness or physical disability; hospitalization
  • Incarceration (except for a felony)
  • Travel outside of the county or city of residence for reasons of employment, business, studies or vacation on the day of the election/vote

Applications for absentee ballots are obtainable on the district's website and during school business hours from the office of the District Clerk.

Completed ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the election.

 Absentee Ballot Application.pdf