Whether your district has held, will hold or didn’t have a school board election, state law requires specific information related to an election be noted in board minutes.
South Dakota state law 13-7-30 requires school districts who conducted a school board election to post the following information in their board meeting minutes within 60 days of the official canvass of the election:
- The number of registered voters of the school district on the date voter registration closes;
- The number of registered voters of the school district who voted in the election;
- The percentage of registered voters of the school district who voted in the election;
- The date of the election, and if the election was held in conjunction with a regular municipal election as provided in § 13-7-10.1 or with the regular June primary as provided in § 13-7-10.3.
The law also states if the annual election was not conducted because there was not a contested vacancy on the school board or any question submitted to the voters, the school board shall provide that information in the school board minutes.
If you have questions about the posting requirement, please contact ASBSD.