The state Department of Education last year said voter turnout was around 27 percent statewide in the 2010 school elections, an uncharacteristically high turnout.
Last year, more than half the proposed tax levies in New Jersey were voted down, according to the Asbury Park Press.
This year, there are 2,222 candidates running for 1,612 open Board of Education seats in New Jersey, said the New Jersey School Board Association. In Toms River Regional Schools, eight candidates are vying for three spots.
Last year, Toms River's budget passed by a close margin, while neighboring districts such as Central Regional failed 2 to 1.
Where you among voters who headed to polls in school election 2010? Do you plan to vote in Wednesday's election?
Why do you believe voter turnout is low for school elections? What do you believe accounted for the large number of failed budget questions last year?
The subject of voter turnout for school elections is our Topic of the Day.