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Changes in School Board Election Process

 

In 2015, the Kansas Legislature passed HB 2104, which changed local election dates, including school board elections.

 

Previously school board general elections were held in the spring of odd-numbered years. The new law now requires these elections to be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. If necessary, primary elections will be held on the first Tuesday in August of odd numbered years. 

 

A brief listing of dates of interest include:

 

Primary election – Tuesday, August 2, 2019

General election – Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Primary election – Tuesday, August 3, 2021

General election – Tuesday, November 2, 2021

 

Method of Elections/Voting Plans

 

Changes in the local method of election and/or voting plan may be made between the first Wednesday in November of an even-numbered year and ending the first Tuesday in June of odd-numbered year, if the change is also approved in an election before the end of the period.

 

Terms of Office

 

Term expiration dates for board members is the second Monday in even numbered years (i.e. January 13, 2020).

 

Newly-elected school board members will take office on the second Monday in January following the election.

 

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