Buffalo School Board Elections

After longstanding pressure by local advocates, the Buffalo school board elections may soon be moved from May to November. Both houses of the New York State Legislature passed a bill supporting the change on Thursday.

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Less than seven percent of eligible voters turned out for Buffalo’s Board of Education elections last month. Local advocates want to change that – and change the date of the elections. They called on the New York State Legislature to address the issue before the end of its session at a press conference on Tuesday.


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A push is underway to move Buffalo School Board elections from May to a later date.


Teen challenges Paladino for school board seat

Apr 21, 2016
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino tried to knock his opponent out of the May 3 school board election. 18-year-old Hutch Tech student Austin Harig of South Buffalo defended his nominating petitions Thursday morning at an Erie County Board of Election.