There were five candidates in the Sachem Board of Education on Tuesday.
Three of them, however, were gunning for the same seat. The two others were unopposed. Long Island school districts are split in how they choose their board representatives. Some, like Sachem, have elections by seat where candidates run for a particular seat. Others hold at-large elections where all of the candidates run against each other with the highest vote getters winning election.
Jon Siegel, who along with Jeff Vinci, lost out on his bid to unseat incumbent Douglas Duncan on the Sachem board Tuesday told Patch he plans to circulate a petition to get at-large elections in place next year in the district. Voters in Patchogue-Medford approved a on Tuesday to move to an at-large format in that district.
Let's hear from you. Should Sachem move toward an at-large election for the Board of Education or stick with the by seat election? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.