2016 WCCUSD School Board Elections FAQ
What does the school board do?
- The school board is elected to oversee the school district and set its direction through policy decisions and budget approval. The school board also hires and evaluates the Superintendent. More information is available through the Center for Public Education and the California School Boards Association
When is the election?
- The election will be held on November 8th, 2016 at the same time as the general election for all other local, state, and national offices.
How many seats are up for election?
- There are two seats up for election on the five-person board. The other three seats will be up for election in 2018.
Who can vote in this election?
- Anyone who is a registered voter and lives within the boundaries of West Contra Costa Unified School District is eligible to vote. This includes the areas of unincorporated Richmond. All seats in WCCUSD are “at-large,” meaning that all voters can vote for all open seats. Since there are two seats up for election, voters will be able to vote for two candidates.
When is the last day to register to vote?
- October 24th, 2016. You can register to vote here.
Is this race partisan?
- No. This is a non-partisan race. Candidates do not have to declare their party affiliation.
When do candidates declare?
- The official filing period for candidates opens on July 18th, 2016 and ends on August 12th, 2016.
How can I find out more information about the candidates?
- There will be several candidate forums/debates held throughout the late summer and fall. Sign up for Action Alerts to stay informed when the events are scheduled.