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School Board Elections

School Board Elections 2015

In March, school board candidates across the state submit their filing information to seek a seat on local school boards. School board elections throughout Delaware are held on the second Tuesday in May, May 12 in 2015.

Polling places are open from 10 am to 8 pm, with polling places varying by district and often different from general election polling places. For information about locations, voters may visit the Department of Elections website by clicking here. The phone numbers for the county departments are: New Castle County, 302-577-3464; Kent County, Phone: 302-739-4498; Sussex County, Phone: 302-856-5367.

Who is Eligible to Vote in School Board Elections?

It is not necessary to be registered for purposes of a general election to vote in school board elections.

Every citizen 18 years of age or over who resides in the school district is eligible to vote at the school board election in the school district in which the citizen resides.

The voter must present reasonable identification documenting their place of residence in the school district. The identification may be any of the following:

  • Delaware driver's license;
  • Delaware ID card;
  • Work ID card with photo and address; or
  • U.S. postal material from a recent non-personal source such as a utility bill.

In case of objection to your qualifications, the opinion of a majority of the inspector and both judges assigned to that polling place will determine whether you may vote.

School Board Candidates

Delaware has 19 school districts. In 2015, there are 24 open positions with 17 races having at least two candidates in 13 districts. The list of all candidates who filed by the March 6 deadline is here.