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2018 Board of Education Elections

All questions regarding the 2018 Board of Education elections on November 6, 2018 should be directed to the Orange County Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600 or their website at www.ocvote.com

District Board Members Whose Terms Expire 12/07/2018:
Trustee Area 2 Map - Charlene Metoyer
Trustee Area 4 Map - Karen Yelsey
Trustee Area 5 Map - Judy Franco
Trustee Area 7 Map - Walt Davenport

 

Candidate Meeting

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 pm
District Education Center
Superintendent’s Conference Room

This meeting provides candidates with an opportunity to receive information about the district from the superintendent and executive cabinet.  This meeting is optional.

 

Tentative Calendar for Biennial Governing Board Member Elections

June 29, 2018 (E-130 days)
CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTION NOTICE:

Last day for County Superintendent of Schools to notify governing boards in writing that a consolidated election is required to be held. Applies when there are two or more school districts of any type in the same area. Education Code §§ 5323, 5340

July 6, 2018 (E-123 days)
SPECIFICATIONS OF ELECTION ORDER:

At least 123 days before the election, the governing board of the district shall, by resolution, serve the County Superintendent of Schools and the Registrar of Voters an order calling the election and specify the date and purpose of the election. Education Code §§ 5320, 5322

July 9, 2018 (E-120 days)
DELIVER NOTICE OF ELECTION REGISTRAR OF VOTERS:

At least 120 days prior to the date of the election, the County Superintendent of Schools shall deliver to the Registrar of Voters copies of the order of election and the formal notice of election.
Education Code §§ 5324, 5325, 5361

July 16, 2018 to August 10, 2018 (E-113-88 days)
NOMINATION PERIOD:

Declaration of Candidacy forms for all school district offices may be obtained from and must be filed with the Registrar of Voters office from July 16, 2018 through August 10, 2018, 5:00p.m. Elections Code §10510, 10603

CANDIDATE’S STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Each candidate may prepare a candidate’s statement on a form provided by the Registrar of Voters. The statement may contain no more than 200 words, unless the governing board of the school district has authorized a 400-word statement. The statement must be filed at the same time that the Declaration of Candidacy is filed. It may be withdrawn, but not changed, during the nomination period and until 5:00 p.m. of the next working day after the close of the nomination period.

The Registrar of Voters will estimate the total cost of printing and handling the Candidates’ Statement and will require each candidate filing a statement to pay in advance his/her estimated pro rata share as a condition of having his/her statement included in the voter’s pamphlet. Elections Code §13307

August 11, 2018 to August 20, 2018 (E-87-78 Days)
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD :

Public review period for Candidates’ Statements filed by August 11. Candidates’ Statements will be posted on the Registrar of Voters’ website (www.OCVote.com) Elections Code § 13313

August 15, 2018 (E-83 days)
FILING EXTENSION:

If an incumbent has not filed a Declaration of Candidacy by 5:00 p.m. on August 11 there is a 5-day extension allowed for any person other than the incumbent to file for such office. Elections Code §10604

August 15, 2018 (E-83 days)
PETITION TO HOLD ELECTION:

If, immediately following the last time for filing a Declaration of Candidacy, only one person has been nominated for each position of governing board member or no person has been nominated for any such position, and a petition (signed by 10% or 50 of the district voters, whichever is the smaller number) requesting that a school district election be held for such offices has not been presented to the Registrar of Voters, an appointment will be made as prescribed in Education Code §§ 5326, 5328. Elections Code §10516

August 16, 2018 to August 24, 2018 (E-82-74 days)
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD(EXTENDED FILING PERIOD):

Public review period for Candidates’ Statements filed between August 11 and August (Extended Filing Period). Candidates’ Statements will be posted on the Registrar of Voters’ website (www.OCVote.com).
Elections Code §§13313

September 27, 2018 to October 16, 2018 (E-40-21 days)
SAMPLE BALLOT MAILING:

Between these dates, county sample ballot pamphlets will be mailed by the Registrar of Voters. Elections Code §§ 9094,13303

November 6, 2018 (E-0)
ELECTION DAY:

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Elections Code §§ 1000, 14212

CANVASS OF RETURNS:
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continuously until completed, the Registrar of Voters will conduct the semi-final official canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State. Elections Code §§15150, 15151

November 26, 2018
CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF RESULTS:

The county elections official shall prepare a certified statement of the results of the election and submit it to the governing board of school districts and community college districts. Elections Code §15372

December 7, 2018
DATE OF TAKING OFFICE:

Elected School Board Members take office on the first Friday in December after the General Election. Education Code §5017