School Board Elections

School Board elections are held the first Tuesday in November of even number years in conjunction with state general elections. Board members are elected at large for four-year terms. New directors take their seats in January, and the Board elects new officers at that time.

Below is a video Guide to Running for School Board

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to be elected to the School Board a person must be:

  • at least 21 years old at the time the term of office begins,

  • a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the election,

  • an eligible voter, which includes the requirement that one is a citizen of the United States, and

  • not registered as a convicted sex offender

WARD MAP with voting locations for the city of EGF

Forms

An Affidavit of Candidacy is available in paper form from the District Office or electronically from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Affidavit of Candidacy Form.

If the private data box is checked on the Affidavit of Candidacy, the Address of Residence Form must also be completed.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS: A Certification of Filing must be completed by each candidate.

Campaign Financial Report

Click here to access the entire Campaign Filing Packet through the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Filing

The 2022 Candidate Filing Period runs from August 2nd to August 16th. Candidates must file their Affidavit of Candidacy and $2 filing fee with Nancy Misialek at the District Office. Once filed, the fee will not be refunded.

The last day for a candidate to withdraw is August 18, 2022 by 5:00 PM.

A candidate may file a petition in place of the fee, which must be signed by individuals eligible to vote for the candidate. Petitions must be signed by the lesser of 500 signatures or 5 percent of the number of votes cast in the school district at the preceding school board election.