Why Montclair Voters Should Choose an Elected Board of Education on November 2nd

With mail-in ballots for the 2021 general election having begun to arrive in Montclair mailboxes, local voters are already casting their choices for governor and state legislators, and also deciding whether they, rather than the Township’s mayor, should select members of our local board of education. We believe the choice is clear (click for more)

Our Initiatives

Elected BOE

Montclair is one of the few remaining New Jersey municipalities where mayors choose BOE members. We are on the way to changing that in 2021.

Municipal Election Reform

We’re working to move our Township’s next municipal elections from May to November, to raise voter turnout, which is a fraction of that in most American towns.

Voter Engagement

In addition to these and other special initiatives Vote Montclair will be working year-round to increase voter engagement and election integrity.

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What Montclarions Are Saying

“As a long-term resident and a local public education advocate, I am very encouraged by these initiatives. It is time for Montclair and its residents to stop sitting on the laurels of the past, and be a progressive leader of the future. These initiatives can help us get there.” Selma Avdicevic

“I’m a Montclair resident who previously lived in South Orange, where every year voters get their say on who sits on the BOE. Montclair may have a lot going for it, but on voter participation in education for now South Orange and Maplewood clearly have the edge.” — Richard Eigen

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Vote Montclair by the Numbers


average turnout in last three municipal elections


percentage of N.J. municipalities where mayors rather than voters choose school boards


percentage of N.J. towns and cities with “off-cycle” municipal elections in May


raised by Vote Montclair from outside interests