Key Dates for November 2021 School Board Elections
If you are preparing for the fall school board elections, these key dates
can help.Aug. 23:
Candidate filing begins.Sept. 16:
Candidate filing deadline by 5 p.m.Sept. 21:
Candidate withdrawal deadline by 5 p.m. (last
day for candidates to withdraw by filing a written request with the school secretary).Nov. 2:
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, unless these dates fall on a legal holiday, then it pushes back one day. This is the second and final election canvass
for those districts. Dates vary:
No date is legally specified for the organizational meeting. It is the first regular meeting or a special meeting held before the first regular 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.