The Anchorage Independent School Board will have two seats open for the fall elections in November. The filing deadline for anyone seeking election is Tuesday, June 2, 2020, no later than 4:00 p.m. The races are non-partisan, eliminating the need for a primary.
Please note that there are several steps to the filing process. Individuals interested in seeking election, that have not begun the process, should begin right away in order to ensure they will meet the deadline, particularly this year as “in person” services are currently not available at the county clerk’s office. There are new requirements this year relating to electronic submission of election finance reports, including the KREF 001 that will take additional time for processing. A confirmation of the electronic submission must be included in the materials provided to the county clerk’s office. In addition, legislation enacted in 2018 requires candidates to submit transcripts reflecting completion of the twelfth grade or the results of twelfth grade equivalency examinations. Candidates should allow for additional time to obtain such documents due to current limitations on available on-site school personnel. The required Affidavit needs to be signed executed and notarized. This could be accomplished “in person” while taking appropriate safety measures, or candidates may wish to explore greater flexibility provided under section (11) of SB 150, that allows for notarization of documents in counterparts via video teleconference during the pending state of emergency.
Finally, the nominating petition requires the candidate to obtain two signatures of qualified voters. This will also require some advance planning to allow for obtaining the signatures while avoiding direct “in person” contact.
For official information regarding the filing process please visit the Jefferson County Election Center at the following link:
http://elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/candidate-filing-info/. You may also find information at the following link helpful as it is specific to school board filing requirements: http://jeffersoncountyclerk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fillable-SchoolBoard_NonPartisan.pdf.
A wealth of information, including materials for filing and answers to frequently asked questions are available at the Kentucky School Boards Association website: www.ksba.org. Click on the “Board Service” tab at the top of the home page, then look for “running for the board” in the drop-down box.