Candidates lacking for open board seat

NASHUA – No candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for the special election to fill a vacant seat on the Nashua Board of Education.

The filing period to fill the seat opened Thursday, and City Clerk Paul Bergeron said that as of Monday afternoon, nobody had filed the necessary paperwork to run.

The filing period runs until Monday. The special election will be Tuesday, Sept. 9, the same day as the state primary.

The seat became vacant when board member Edwina Kwan resigned July 1. Her term was set to expire Dec. 31, 2009. City charter requires that a special election be held to fill the seat if there is more than six months remaining on the term.

Interested candidates need to collect at least 50 signatures and submit them before the end of the filing period. Petitions are available at the city clerk’s office at City Hall.