Reminder: Upcoming 2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

School board elections take place on even-year November general election dates. Candidates who plan to run for their local school board at the November 2016 election must file an Affidavit of Identity and ei­ther a nonpartisan nominating petition or a nonre­fundable fee with the County Clerk’s office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Failure to file an Affidavit of Identity and the petition or fee by this deadline will bar the candidate from appearing on the ballot.

School officials also should take note of the up­coming election dates and filing deadlines for millage or bond propositions:

Election Date

Filing Deadline

August 2, 2016

4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2016

November 8, 2016

4:00 p.m. on August 16, 2016

A certified copy of the resolution approving ballot language for millage or bond propositions must be filed with the election coordinator at least 84 days (12 weeks) before the election date. If your school is con­sidering a millage or bond proposition for the upcom­ing August or November 2016 elections, please contact your Thrun Law Firm election attorney.

Additionally, registered electors in a school district may circulate petitions to place a millage or bond proposition on the ballot on a date other than the regular election dates. Such a petition requires the lesser of 3,000 signatures from voters who reside within the district or 10% of the district’s electors who voted in the last gubernatorial election. For 2016, the remaining petition initiative (floater) election dates are:

June 14, 21, 28

September 13, 20, 27

October 4

December 20, 27