There are elected positions to be filled in all of Carbon County's school boards, boroughs and townships in the 2011 Municipal Election. Persons seeking the offices have until March 8 to file nominating petitions in the Carbon County Elections Bureau in order to get their names on the ballot.

School boards

In all six school districts in the county, voters will select persons to serve on the school boards.

In the Jim Thorpe Area School District, five four-year terms and one two-year term are to be filled by the voters. The district includes the Borough of Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township and Kidder Township South.

Lehighton Area School District voters have the very same situation. Scheduled to be decided are five four-year terms and one two-year term. Lehighton's district includes the boroughs of Lehighton, Weissport and Parryville and the townships of East Penn, Franklin and Mahoning.

The voters in the Palmerton, Panther Valley and Weatherly school districts will each elect five persons to four-year terms. Weatherly voters will also fill a two-year term on the board.

The Palmerton district is comprised of the boroughs of Palmerton and Bowmanstown and the townships of Towamensing and Lower Towamensing.

Panther Valley is comprised of voters in Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill in Carbon County and Coaldale in Schuylkill County.

Weatherly's voting includes the boroughs of Weatherly and East Side and the townships of Packer, Lehigh and Lausanne, as well as Kidder Township North.

In the Hazleton Area School District, voters there will select five persons to serve four-year terms. Voters in Banks Township and Beaver Meadows Borough in Carbon participate in the district's balloting.

Meanwhile, below are the positions on the ballots in the county's boroughs and townships:

Boroughs

Beaver Meadows – three council members, four-year terms; one auditor, six-year term; and one auditor, four-year term.

Bowmanstown – three council members, four-year terms; and one council member, two-year term.

East Side – four council members, four-year terms; and one constable, two-year term.

Jim Thorpe – three council members, four-year terms.

Lansford – four council members, four-year terms.

Lehighton four council members, four-year terms; and one council member, two-year term.

Nesquehoning – four council members, four-year terms; and one constable, six-year term.

Palmerton – three council members, four-year terms; and one council member, two-year term.

Parryville – two council members, four-year terms.

Summit Hill – four council members, four-year terms.

Weatherly – one mayor, four-year term; and two council members, four-year terms.

Weissport – one tax collector, two-year term; and two council members, four-year terms.

Townships

Banks – one supervisor, six-year term; and one auditor, six-year term.

East Penn – two supervisors, six-year terms; and one auditor, six-year term.

Franklin – one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, four-year term; one auditor, six-year term; and one constable, six-year term.

Kidder – two supervisors, six-year terms; one auditor, six-year term; and one auditor, two-year term.

Lausanne – one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, six-year term; one auditor, four-year term; one auditor, two-year term; and one constable, four-year term.

Lehigh – one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, six-year term; and one auditor, two-year term.

Lower Towamensing – one supervisor, six-year term; and one auditor, six-year term.

Mahoning – one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, six-year term; one auditor, four-year term; and one auditor, two-year term.

Packer – one tax collector, two-year term; one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, six-year term; one auditor, four-year term; and one auditor, two-year term.

Penn Forest – one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, six-year term; and one auditor, two-year term.

Towamensing – one supervisor, six-year term; one auditor, six-year term; and one auditor, four-year term.

Each party will nominate candidates for these positions in the May 17 Primary Election.