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1110 - Election

BOARD POLICY No. 1110

ELECTION

 

Board elections shall be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years.
A person is legally qualified to become a board member who is a United States citizen, and a qualified voter resident in the school district.

A person may become a candidate for a place on the board by filing a declaration of candidacy with the county auditor during the May filing period as prescribed by law. In the event that there are more than two candidates for any position on the board, a primary election shall be held on the first Tuesday of August in the manner prescribed by law. The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the election ballot in November.

If, prior to the first day of the regular filing period, a vacancy occurs in a school director position that is not scheduled to appear on the general election ballot, leaving an unexpired term for which a successor must be elected at the next general election, filings for that position will be accepted during the regular filing period. The filing officer will provide notice of the vacancy and filing period to newspapers, radio, and television in the county, and online. The position will appear on the primary and general election ballots unless no primary is required.

If, on the first day of the regular filing period or later, a vacancy occurs in a school director position that is not scheduled to appear on the general election ballot leaving an unexpired term, the election of the successor will occur at the next succeeding general election that the office is allowed by law to have an election.

If following the regular filing period and deadline to withdraw, but prior to the day for the primary, a void in candidacy occurs, the filing officer will reopen the filing period of three normal business days. The filing officer will provide notice of the special filing period to newspapers, radio, and television in the county, and online. The candidate receiving a plurality of the votes cast for that school director in the general election is deemed elected.

Cross Reference:

Board Policy

1115

Vacancies

1610

Conflicts of Interest

Legal References:

RCW

28A.323.040

Joint school districts--Designation of county to which joint school district belongs

28A.343.300

Directors -Terms -Numbers

28A.343.320

Directors--Declarations of candidacy-Positions as separate offices

28A.343.330 Directors--Ballots--Form
28A.343.340 Directors-When elected-Eligibility

29A.04.151

Residence

29A.24.141

Void in candidacy – exception

29A.24.151

Notice of void in candidacy

29A.24.181

Reopening of filing – before eleventh Tuesday before general election

29A.24.191

Scheduled election lapses, when.

29A.52.210

Local primaries

42.12.010

Causes of vacancy

 

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: November 15, 2011

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