Governing Board Elections

Information for individuals who wish to be candidates for a School District Governing Board.

School Governing Board Qualifications
Pursuant to ARS 15-421 (C), a person is eligible to run for a school governing board seat in Arizona when they meet the following qualifications:

  • Registered voter in the state of Arizona
  • Resident of the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the day of election

School governing board members cannot be an employee of the school district or be a spouse of a school district employee, including a person who directly provides certified or classified services to the school district as an employee of a third-party contractor.

The candidate filing period for the November 3, 2020 election begins Monday, June 8, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and closes Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Links and Resources

School Board Candidate Checklist for November 2020 General Election

Important Deadlines for School Board Candidates for November 2020 General Election

Handbook for School Board Candidates - November 2020 General Election

Pima County Candidate Committee Statement of Organization - filed with Pima County Elections, if applicable.

Nonpartisan Nomination Petition

Campaign Contribution Limits

Arizona Attorney General's Guidance on Use of School Resources to Influence Elections

Nomination Affidavit for Petition Candidates (coming soon)

Nomination Affidavit for Write-in Candidates (coming soon)

2020 Governing Board Candidate Statements (coming soon)

Nomination Petition Instructions (coming soon)

2020 Governing Board Candidates (coming soon)

2020 School Board Candidate Signature Requirements (coming soon)

School Board Candidate Withdrawal Form for 2020 (coming soon)


If you have questions, please contact our office at (520) 724-8451.

NOTE:  Individuals interested in serving on the Pima Community College Board of Governors must file with the Pima County Elections Department.