Mac Raye – Unsure how many parts this will be due to timing and deadlines. First, let’s start off with a few elections in which registration deadlines have passed and/or are quickly approaching.
Alabama – Tuscaloosa City Schools- deadline to register was January 26, 2021 so anyone in this district should be looking at the candidates vying for 8 seats. The election will be held on March 2, 2021. That is just under a month to research the candidates.
Alaska- Anchorage School District- deadline to register was January 29, 2021. If you are in this district then it is time to do research on the candidates vying for 4 seats. The election will be held on April 6, 2021.
Illinois- School District U-46- deadline to register was December 21, 2020 but the election is on April 2, 2021. Again research the candidates. Four seats are up for grabs.
Missouri- Districts – Elections will be held on April 6, 2021. If you live in Missouri, do some homework and find out if your district is having an election. Research candidates.
Nebraska- Lincoln Public Schools- Deadline to register to be a candidate is March 1, 2021. Primaries will be held on April 6, 2021 and the general on May 4, 2021. Four seats are up for election. One doesn’t have to run, but research candidates.
New Jersey- Newark Public Schools- Three seats are up for election. Deadline to register as a candidate is March 1, 2021. Elections will be held on April 20, 2021.
Ohio- Columbus City – deadline to register was February 3, 2021. A primary will be held on May 4, 2021 with a general election on November 2, 2021. Three seats are up for grabs.
Oklahoma – All districts with open seats have passed the registration deadline and election date is April 6, 2021. Check with your local government to see if your district is having an election. Research candidates.
Oregon. The following districts have seats up for election: Beaverton School District (4), Centennial School District 28J (4), David Douglas School District (4), Parkrose School District (3), Portland Public Schools (3), Reynolds School District 7 (4), Salem-Keizer Public Schools, (4), Scappoose Public Schools (3). Deadline for all of these listed above is March 18, 2021. Elections will be held on May 18, 2021.
Pennsylvania- Pittsburgh Public Schools. Six seats are up for election. Registration deadline to become a candidate is March 9, 2021. Primaries will be held on May 18, 2021 with the general election taking place on November 2, 2021.
Texas- 56 counties are holding elections on May 1, 2021. Deadline for registering in these districts is February 12, 2021, unsure if one has enough time to put in the proper time to get involved. If you do great, run. If not check with the local government or research the internet to see if your district is participating in this election. *Texas has a few other districts which will be listed in another part to this piece. Later registration and elections.*
Wisconsin- All districts with board positions up for grabs have passed the deadline for registering. Primaries are on February 16, 2021. General elections will be held on April 6, 2021.