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Why Vote in School Board Elections


What does a school board do?

School boards not only enact policy and hire the school superintendent, they also establish budgets and adopt curriculum, set goals and evaluate progress, and ask voters to approve bond measures and local option levies.

Who can vote for school board?

Any registered Oregon voter can elect their district’s school board, whether they have kids in school or not. If you can’t vote, you may volunteer and make calls, attend meetings, and talk to others about choosing the candidate who will best represent your community.

What are school board members like?

School board members are volunteers who dedicate their time to serving their district. They are every-day, hard- working people who want what’s best for their communities.

Why should I care?

Because whether you have school-age children or not, school board members are there to represent you and fight for ALL families in their district regardless of income, family make-up, race or ethnicity, gender or gender identity, nationality, age, disability status, or faith.

How do I vote?

If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote here. The last day to register to vote is April 27, 2021 and the ballot will arrive in the mail beginning April 28. You can either fill out your ballot and drop it back in the mail, or bring it to one of the drop-off locations in your district. You can find drop-off locations here.

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