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School Board Elections

School Board Elections are held on "odd" number years in November. 
 
By law, elections for the five trustee positions are staggered so an entire board will not be on a single ballot. 
 
Which Board of Trustees positions are on the November 2, 2021 ballot?
 
Trustee Zones 1 and 5 are up for election. Individuals elected would begin their four-year term in January 2022.
 
Only qualified electors from the Zone may vote in the election.
 
Who can run for Zone 1 and Zone 5 positions? 
 
The individual must live in the Zone to run for election to represent their Zone on the school board
 
 
They must complete documents required by state law. 
 
If the candidate has a close family member who is an employee of the Caldwell School District, please contact the Board Clerk Keely Cheney for more information 208-455-3300 or email her at kcheney@caldwellschools.org
 
What are the required documents to become a candidate?
 
Declaration of Candidacy (Page 4 of the packet below)
 
Petition of Candidacy, containing the required five (5) signatures of qualified electors verified with the County Clerk’s Office prior to submission. (Page 5 of the packet below)
 
Required Reporting of Campaign Expenditures (From Page 2 of the packet below)
 
Pursuant to Section 67-6603, Idaho Code, no contribution shall be received or any expenditure made by or on behalf of a candidate until they appoint a political treasurer. A candidate may appoint himself his own political treasurer. (Candidates will see this on the "Campaign Finance Information" section of the Declaration of Candidacy Page 5 of the packet below.)

Pursuant to Section 67-6608(1), Idaho Code, a candidate is exempt from filing reports until such a time as the candidate receives contributions or expends funds in the amount of $500 or more.

** Any candidate that reaches the $500 threshold must create a Campaign Finance account through the Secretary of State Campaign Finance Portal. 
 
When is the filing deadline?
 
Candidates must file required documents by 5 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2021 with the Clerk of the Caldwell School Board Keely Cheney, at the Caldwell School District administrative offices located at 1502 Fillmore St., Caldwell.
 
. Individuals with questions may contact Brandi Long, Elections Specialist, Canyon County Elections, 1102 E. Chicago St. Caldwell, ID 83605 at blong@canyonco.org or (208) 454-7564.