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8135 School District Elections and Votes

Adoption Date: 01/01/1968 Revised: 05/16/2019, 12/14/2017, 10/17/2001, 02/13/1975
8000 - Internal Board Policies
8135 School District Elections and Votes

School District elections and votes are recognized by the Board of Education as an important part of our democratic tradition.  To facilitate and protect the exercise of voters’ rights at these elections and votes, the Board of Education establishes the following policy:

  1. All registered voters shall have the opportunity to cast their vote at school district elections and votes, either in person or by absentee ballot.

  2.  Electioneering during the hours of any vote is prohibited within the polling place or within 100 radial feet of the entrances to any such polling place.  Displays or handout items of any political nature, except those permitted by law, shall be prohibited by any individual, group or organization in any school building on those days when the polls are open for voting on school district matters, including, but not limited to, the annual school budget, candidates for the Board of Education, special propositions, etc.

  3. All registered voters who are in line to vote at the time when the polls are closed will be allowed to vote.

  4. Any individual who disrupts the order in the polling place shall be asked to leave and, if he/she does not comply, the police shall be called to remove the person.