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Board Election Announcement 2021

The 9-R Board of Education would like to officially announce the Board seats up for election in the Fall of 2021. The districts up for election are District A, District C, District D, and District E. Districts A, C, and E will be elected for 4 year terms. District D will be elected for a 2 year term. To review the boundaries of each district please review the board district map on the 9-R website or call the district office for address verifications.

A candidate for the school board must be a resident of the school district and a registered voter for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election. If the school district has director districts in its plan of representation, the person must be a resident of the director district in which he or she is a candidate. No person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a child is eligible to serve on the school board. Because school director elections are nonpartisan, candidates may not campaign as members of a political party.

Nomination Procedures
A person who desires to be a candidate for school director must file a nomination petition signed by 50 eligible electors. Your school district can provide more information about the number of signatures required on the petition.

For the 2021 election, nomination petitions can be circulated beginning August 4, 2021. The nomination petition must be filed with the designated election official of the school district no later than August 27, 2021 (67 days before the election).

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.

For more information about FCPA’s reporting requirements and timelines for filing these reports, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.co.us.

Please contact the district office with any questions at 970-247-5411 or email info@durangoschools.org. You can also visit the Colorado Association of School Board’s website for general candidate information. https://www.casb.org/built-to-serve_becoming-a-candidate


Please access the documents below for required paperwork needed to run for for a school director:

The documents below provide important details and guidance on the election process: