Your Yearly Reminder to VOTE in School Board Elections on May 10
School board elections are more critical than ever. And they’re one of the easiest ways for citizens to inform community-level decisions, including the allocation of resources and dollars. Bottom line, Delaware voters: save the date and make a plan to vote in school board elections on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
It’s not hyperbole to say that every single vote matters in these contests. Though voting numbers jumped significantly in the last two years, school board elections historically receive extremely low turnout compared to November elections.
Being an informed voter in school board elections means weighing in on:
- How the district budget is developed and implemented
- The hiring and evaluation of district superintendents
- Building standards and upkeep
- The health of students, teachers, and staff
- School safety
- Curriculum design
- Access to technology
- The annual school calendar and length of school days
- Structural inequity
Voting in school board elections holds school board members accountable to their constituents, which can number in the tens of thousands of local teachers, families, and citizens. Click here to learn about the contested races for school board seats that will appear on ballots, to find polling locations, and absentee ballot information.
To participate in these elections, you must be at least 18 years old, be a citizen of Delaware and the U.S., and live in the school district where the election is taking place. You don’t need to be a registered voter to participate in a school board election.
Voters would be wise to do their homework. These elections will inform the direction and quality of public education for our youngest residents.