Durango School District 9-R announces a Board of Education Call for Nominations for the fall 2023 election. There are two director offices to be voted upon this fall: one in District B and the other in District D. Both seats are four-year terms.
Election Day is Nov. 7 and will include voting in person or by mail. The Board of Education's non-partisan election will be administered by La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Lee and a Designated Election Official (DEO) hired by the district.
Durango 9-R Board of Education elections are nonpartisan and are held in November of odd years.
Directors must live in the district for which they are running, but all eligible voters in the Durango 9-R School District can vote for a candidate in each director district.
If you are interested in running and live near the border of a district, please call the district to verify your home district.
To begin the process of becoming an official candidate, people may pick up printed packets in person at the District Administrative Office, 201 E. 12th St. The packets will be available beginning Aug. 9, 2023, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the front desk. Any person who would like to be a candidate for the office of school director on the Board of Education must file a nomination petition signed by at least 50 eligible electors from throughout the school district. It is recommended best practice to collect 20% more signatures than required to account for disqualified or duplicate signatures. Once the signatures have been collected, the nomination petition and candidate packet must be filed by Sept. 1, 2023 at 4 p.m. in person at the District Office.
Campaign Filing Requirements
School board candidates must meet filing requirements under Colorado’s Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA). One of the first steps is to file a candidate’s affidavit with the Secretary of State within 10 days of becoming a candidate. Also, candidates are required to report contributions and expenditures on the Secretary of State’s online TRACER program.