Resources for School Elections

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    CASB is pleased to provide the following information to assist school board candidates and school district designated election officials during election years.

    Information for school board candidates


    CASB Election Timelines


    Keep your Board Member information current with CASB


    For school district designated election officials

    2017 School Board Election Seminar

    2017 Election Seminar Video

    Watch CASB's video to get the latest on running school board elections, featuring CASB's Kathleen Sullivan and Ben Schler and Melissa Polk of the Colorado Secretary of State's Office.

    Seminar Handouts
    • 2017 Election Seminar Workbook
    • 2017 School Director Timeline
    • SoS School Board Candidates Information
    • Election To-Do list
    As a benefit of CASB membership, CASB’s Member Legal Resources Team developed legal memos regarding school board elections, ballot issue elections and the Fair Campaign Practices Act. The Member Legal Resources Team also developed sample board resolutions and other resources. To access the memos and related information, please sign in with your CASB username and password. Click here to access. Members Area

    School board elections

    • School Director Elections memo
    • School Director Elections – Frequently Asked Questions
    • School Director Elections – Checklist for Candidate Petition Process
    • NEW! School Director Elections – Checklist to Cancel the Board Election
    • NEW! Sample board resolutions to cancel the election
      • Cancel election – all open seats filled
      • Cancel election – some open seats filled
      • Cancel election – no open seats filled
    • NEW! School Director Elections – Posting of Candidate Information Online
    • Intent to participate in election sample form
    • Call for nominations sample form
    • Sample candidate forms
      • Candidate Notice of Intent
      • Candidate Affidavit
      • Candidate Petition
      • Write-In Candidate Affidavit
      • Candidate Acceptance of Nomination (revised Aug. 14, 2017)


    Ballot issue elections

    • School District Ballot Issues memo
    • Sample board resolution concerning authorization of additional local revenues


    Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA)

    • FCPA memo


    Change in Plan of Representation

    and/or Change in Number of Directors

    • Plan of Representation memo
    • Sample ballot questions
    • Sample plan to change to an at-large plan
    • Sample plan to change to a combined plan
    • Sample plan to reduce the number of directors
    • Sample plan to reduce the number of directors and change plan of representation


    School Board Term Limits

    • Modifying or Eliminating School Board Term Limits memo
    • Sample board resolutions to modify or eliminate term limits
    • Sample ballot questions to modify or eliminate term limits


    After the Election

    • Board Organizational Meeting Guide
    • Sample forms
      • Certificate of Election
      • Certificate of Election – Elected by Acclamation (due to cancellation of election)
      • Oath of Office (before notary or other authorized official)
      • Oath of Office (before Board President)
      • Confidentiality affidavit

    Additional resources

    Colorado Secretary of State (SoS) election resources