Chatham Borough residents will have a contested election for the Board of Education this year.
For the single, open seat representing the borough, incumbent Philip Franz filed a petition to run. Franz was appointed to the seat after Stephen Barna resigned in September. He is challenged by Edward DiFiglia, who announced his candidacy on Feb. 19.
In Chatham Township, John Nonnenmacher and Matthew Gilfillan both filed to keep their seats on the board. No other challengers filed petitions to run, and theirs are the only seats opening in the township.
The filing deadline was 4 p.m. Monday.
Elections will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Chatham Borough residents will vote at Chatham Middle School; Township residents will vote at Chatham High School.
Residents who will be 18 or older by April 16 can register to vote for school elections by the March 26 registration deadline. Applications for mail-in ballots must be received by mail by the county registrar by April 9, or voters may apply in person on any day up until 3 p.m. on April 15.