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Campaign reporting requirements




As you campaign, keep a close eye on your finances. Under state law, you must file a sworn statement with the district clerk disclosing your campaign expenses (see a sample statement and an explanation). You must file statements at three different times during the election period:

  • 30 days before the date of the election for the board seat
  • Within five days before the election
  • Within 20 days after the election

If your expenditures or the expenditures of others on your behalf exceed $500, you must also file a statement with the commissioner of education. Donors may make expenditures of up to $25 without your permission if the donor files a sworn statement with the clerk and the commissioner stating that you, the candidate, did not approve the expenditure.

Campaign reporting requirements




Under state law, you must file a sworn statement with the district clerk disclosing your campaign expenses (see a sample statement and an explanation) at three different times:

  • 30 days before the date of the election for the board seat
  • Within five days before the election
  • Within 20 days after the election

If your expenditures or the expenditures of others on your behalf exceed $500, you must also file a statement with the commissioner of education.

Donors may make expenditures of up to $25 without your permission if the donor files a sworn statement with the clerk and the commissioner stating that you, the candidate, did not approve the expenditure.






Campaign spending

How much does a typical candidate for school board spend on their campaign? School board candidates in larger cities can spend thousands of dollars, but the vast majority of races are low-budget -- or no budget.



Campaign spending

What to expect during your campaign

As a candidate for school board, you should expect to be busy from the moment you get on the ballot until election day. Here are some things to keep in mind during your campaign:

You can obtain more details about these requirements from your school district clerk.