Key Dates for November 2021 School Board Elections
If you are preparing for the fall school board elections, these key dates can help.
Candidate filing begins.
Candidate filing deadline by 5 p.m.
Candidate withdrawal deadline by 5 p.m. (last day for candidates to withdraw by filing a written request with the school secretary).
School election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Nov. 8 or 9:
Tier 1 canvass of votes for all school districts: first Monday or Tuesday after the election, unless these dates fall on a legal holiday, then it pushes back one day. This is the only and final election canvass for school districts located within one county.
Nov. 15 or 16:
Tier 2 canvass of votes for districts whose boundary lines fall within multiple counties: second Monday or Tuesday after the election. This is the second and final election canvass for those districts.
No date is legally specified for the organizational meeting. It is the board's first regular or special meeting following the final canvass. During this meeting, the board organizes for the new term.
Review the differences between an Annual Meeting and Organizational Meeting
and when these meetings should take place with the school
elections change from September to November in odd-numbered years.