|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 380 - School Board Elections|
|Author:||Senator Charles W. Wiger|
|Prepared by:||Peter S. Wattson, Senate Counsel (651/296-3812)|
|Date:||February 26, 2007|
Section 1 eliminates the requirement that a county, municipality, or school district get the approval of the county auditor before conducting an election by mail.
Section 2 permits a school board to decide whether or not to hold a primary election. The decision must be made before June 1. If the school district decides to hold a primary, but no more than two candidates file for each position, no primary need be held.
Section 3 provides that if a school district has decided to hold a primary, affidavits of candidacy must be filed in early July. If the school district has decided not to hold a primary, even if there are more than two candidates for a position, affidavits of candidacy need not be filed until early September.
Section 4 confirms the school board's authority to use electronic voting systems in elections held not in conjunction with a statewide election.
Section 5 makes the act effective the day following enactment and applies it to school board elections held in 2007 and thereafter.
cc: Steven Huser
Check on the status of this bill
Back to Senate Counsel and Research Bill Summaries page
This page is maintained by the Office of Senate Counsel and Research for the Minnesota Senate.
Last review or update: 02/27/2007
If you see any errors on this page, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.