Announcement of Candidates

2020-21 Budget and School Board Election

Each of the three (3) at-large Elected Board of Education Members shall each serve a three (3) year term and one (1) at-large Elected Board of Education Member shall serve a two (2) year term commencing on or about July 1, 2020.


Steven P. Allore

Renee G. Cheatham

Michael P. Ferraro

Paula J. Halladay

Heather R. Hare

Geneva Johnson

Martha E. Kershaw

Edward P. Sandell

Christopher B. Sherman

Jon D. Wiley

Teria A. Young

Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.26. Included within this executive order is the announcement that all school elections are scheduled to be held on June 9, 2020. From the executive order: The school vote will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot; school districts will send an absentee ballot to all registered voters in the district; the minimum threshold of signature requirements for Board of Education candidates has been eliminated.


You must be registered with the Niagara County Board of Elections to vote on the school budget and trustee positions. Registration deadline is May 23rd. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Visit the Voter Information Portal or call 716-478-4828.


Potential voters may register with the Board of Elections by filing an online application with the Department of Motor Vehicles: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application