Filing for a School Board Election

General Information

  • The filing deadline for School Board elections is the first Friday in March at 4:30 p.m.
  • School Board members serve 5-year terms
  • Contact the Department of Elections if you have any questions

Seats up for election

School Board Qualifications

  • Must be a citizen of the United States and Delaware and live in the school district
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the election
  • Must live in the nominating district for which he/she is a candidate
  • Cannot be a paid employee of the district subject to rules & regulations of the board
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement

How to file

  • Get a School Board Member Filing Packet from the Department of Elections or download it.
  • File a completed Candidate Filing Form with the Department of Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday in March in the year of the election.
  • The filing form must be notarized if not completed in the Department's office.
  • Complete and submit a Certificate of Intention to the State Election Commissioner.
  • A candidate may withdraw by filing a Withdrawal Form to the Department of Elections before the date of the election.
  • The withdrawal form must be notarized if not completed in the Department's office.
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