Petitions for JPS School Board Election Available Beginning 3/27 Voter Registration & Absentee Voting Information

Petitions for the Jamestown Board of Education Election on May 15, 2018 are available beginning Tuesday, March 27th. There will be two JPS board seats on the May 15th ballot, each for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2018.  Candidates must submit a completed petition containing the names of 100 or more qualified voters within the school district to be eligible for the May15th ballot. Petitions are due back to the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

If a person is not registered to vote in the May 15th election, the JPS District Clerk, Jaunita Walter, is available to register any eligible voter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. any weekday through May 1, 2018 in the Administration Building, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York.  Anyone who is not registered with Chautauqua County Board of Elections is able to present themselves, in person, before Mrs. Walter with proof of identity and proof of address in order to be entitled to vote on May 15, 2018.  Applications are also available for Absentee Voting.  The application forms and instructions may be obtained in the Superintendent’s Office.

Any questions about the Board of Education petition process, voter registration or absentee voting applications can be directed to Mrs. Walter at 483-4420 or

The 2018-19 Proposed Budget will be available for public review in the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road or on the JPS website ( under the button on the home page “2018-19 Budget Information” beginning May 1, 2018. A public hearing on the 2018-19 Proposed Budget will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 6 p.m. in the Persell Middle School auditorium.