Upcoming School Board Election

School board elections are held every other year across the state of Iowa, on the second Tuesday in September. This year elections will be held on September 12th.

Janine Sulzner, Jones County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, has announced that the nomination filing period for school board of directors for the September, 2017 elections begins on Monday, July 10, 2017 and runs until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017.

All school nomination papers MUST be filed with the office of the Anamosa School Board Secretary no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017.

In the Anamosa School District three seats are up for election for four year terms, as well as one seat to fill a vacancy for the remaining two years of the term, and the signatures of at least 50 eligible electors of the district are required on nomination petitions.

The signature number is equal to 1% of the number of registered voters in a school district on May 1, 2017 and are not to exceed 50, nor be less than 10.

Nomination forms and information may be found at the elections section of the County Auditor’s webpage on the Jones County website or packets are available in the office of the school board secretary, 200 S. Garnavillo St., Anamosa, IA and the Jones County Auditor’s Office, Jones County Courthouse, 500 W. Main, Anamosa, IA.

Questions: contact Janine Sulzner at 319 462-2282 or by e-mail auditor@co.jones.ia.us

A website providing general information about board service has been developed by the district. This site is based on information from the Iowa School Board Association (IASB).  As well,  IASB has provided a Guide for School Board Candidates-2017. Please feel free to review it as well as the IASB site for further information.