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School Board Elections

School Board Elections 2019

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 14 in 2019.

Polling places are open from 10 am to 8 pm, with polling places varying by district and often different from general election polling places. Residents may vote in any polling place in their school district. 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

In 2019, there are open positions in the Caesar Rodney, Capital, Lake Forest, Milford, and Smyrna in Kent County. The list of openings is here and candidates who had filed by February 15 are "here.">

In New Castle County, the following school districts have openings: Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Christina, and Colonial. The list of candidates, polling places, etc., can be found by clicking on the district name.

There is a referendum on the ballot in Christina School District.

There will also be a referendum on the Cape Henlopen ballot. Information about that is here.