Primary Sponsor: Longhurst
Additional Sponsor(s): Rep. Hudson & Sen. Blevins & Sen. Connor
CoSponsors: Reps. Bolden, Jaques, B. Short, Walker
Introduced on : 06/05/2012
Long Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 AND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL BOARDS AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.
Synopsis: This bill will save the State of Delaware money by having school board elections on the date of the general election and it will increase the voter turnout for school board elections. Currently, school board elections are held on the second Tuesday of May and can occur in any year. The bill will: (1) set school board election to coincide with the general election; (2) align the terms of school board members so their terms expire during a general election year; (3) provide that only registered voters can vote in school board elections; (4) place school board member on the ballot during the general election; and (5) provide that campaign finance laws apply to school board elections.
Kilroy says, lets do the same for school referendums! As far as being a registered voters to vote in school board election I think slipping this in this legislation is a bit underhanded. However, can you image the nightmare at the polling place if voters weren’t registered.
So lets see an amendment to this legislation moving school captial and operational referendums to November.
Can wait to see the F/N on this one and a impact study. Yikes ! My bad; § 207. Legislative educational impact statements. Repealed by 73 Del. Laws, c. 312, § 334, effective June 25, 2002.
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