Board of Education Petitions Information

  • Petitions for the Jamestown Board of Education Election on May 17, 2022 are available beginning Tuesday, March 22, 2022 . There will be two JPS board seats on the May 17, 2022 ballot, each for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2022. Joseph Pawelski and Patrick Slagle are the Board of Education members whose terms expire on June 30, 2022. If you have any questions about this, please contact Jaunita Walter, District Clerk, at 716-483-4420. 

    Candidates must submit a completed petition containing the names of 100 or more qualified voters within the school district to be eligible for the May 17th ballot. Petitions are due back to the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

    If a person is not currently registered to vote in the May 17th election, JPS District Clerk, Jaunita Walter, is available to register any eligible voter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from April 12, 2022 to May 2, 2022 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 17thAnyone who has a New York State Driver’s license,  may register to vote electronically through the Department of Motor Vehicles at

    Applications are also available for Absentee Voting thirty days prior to the election. The application forms and instructions may also 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 by email at