The sample ballot that was mailed to Lawrence Township voters in advance of tomorrow’s (April 17) school board election, and contained an error.
The error appears on the school board election section where three candidates are listed to fill an unexpired term with two years remaining. The ballot incorrectly instructs voters to “Vote for two.”
There is only one 2-year unexpired term; voters will be allowed to vote for only one of the three candidates listed.
Lawrence Township Board of Education President Laura Waters said the error was noticed after the sample ballots were mailed out by the Mercer County Clerk’s Office. She said the correct instructions will appear on the ballot in voting machines tomorrow.
In addition, one of the three candidates listed for the 2-year unexpired term – Joshua Wilson – informed local media outlets recently that he did not wish to continue his candidacy for school board due to “an unforeseen personal obligation.” But his name will still appear on the ballot tomorrow because the deadline to withdraw from the election in time to be removed from the ballot was March 5.
A voters’ guide to the school board election put together by Lawrenceville Patch in cooperation with the Lawrence Township chapter of the League of Women Voters .
Polls will be open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Polling locations are as follows:
Lawrence Township Polling Locations: April 17, 2012
General Election Districts
1, 4, 7, 15, 20
2, 5, 9, 10
8, 12, 16
13, 17, 18, 19, 21