Key Dates for September 2017 School Board Elections

If you are preparing for the fall school board elections, these key dates can help. Download and print the Key Dates flyer. 



Monday, Jul. 10

First Day for Candidate Filing: First day to file nomination papers with the board secretary. 

Saturday, Jul. 29

Last Day for Vacancies: Vacancies or resignations on a school board occurring on or before today must be filled at the school board election.

Thursday, Aug. 3

Candidate Filing Deadline: Last day to file nomination papers with the board secretary. Deadline is 5 p.m.

Friday, August 4

Nominations Delivered: Board secretaries deliver nomination papers to county auditor. Deadline is 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Withdrawal Deadline: Last day candidates may withdraw. Last day written objections to nomination papers or eligibility of candidates may be filed.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

School Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. 

Friday, Sept. 15

Canvass of Votes: Election canvass of votes.

Dates vary for each school district

Organizational Meeting: No date is legally specified for the organization meeting. It is the local board's first regular meeting following canvass. During this meeting, the school board organizes for the new term. 

A more detailed election calendar and guidelines are available from the Iowa Secretary of State's website