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So You're Thinking Of Running For The School Board? Check Here First

election_checkWith the filing period now open for a variety of elected offices, some people may be thinking of stepping up and serving on the local school boards. For those so inclined, the Santa Clarita Valley  Trustees Association is holding an orientation from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday July 25 to give potential candidates a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities and routines of serving on any of the school boards in the Santa Clarita Valley – from College of the Canyons, to William S. Hart High School and all four community school boards, Castaic, Sulphur Springs, Saugus and Newhall.

The orientation is free and will feature representatives from all of the districts will hold a question and answer session and a plethora of materials will be handed out for the candidates to digest.


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No RSVP is required. The orientation will be held in the board room at the Saugus School District, 24930 Avenue Stanford in Valencia.

On the broader front, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan announced today that the candidate nomination period is underway for a number of local municipalities, school districts, community college districts, and other special districts to appear on the ballot in the November 8 Consolidated Elections.  Persons intending to run may file nomination papers from now through 5 p.m. Friday, August 12.  Candidates seeking Municipal elected offices (e.g. city council) will file with the City Clerk in each city.

The nomination extension period deadline for non-incumbents filing late is 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 17.  The extension period applies where the incumbent did not file.

Detailed information regarding the candidate filing process is available on the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk website www.lavote.net (https://lavote.net/SECURED/CANREG/). The RR/CC offers an electronic “Candidate Registration and Qualification Form” online.  Qualified persons intending to run for office can submit their candidate registration form online by clicking on the following link: Candidate Registration & Qualification Form (CRQ).

With the exception of candidates seeking Municipal Office, nomination documents must be filed at the RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, Election Information Section, Second floor, Room 2013, no later than 5 p.m. on August 12.

Candidates can authorize another person to pick up their nomination documents from the RR/CC Norwalk location and return the signed documents by completing an authorization form.  An authorization form is available for downloading from the RR/CC website using the Candidate Filing link, or can be obtained in person at the RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk.

The RR/CC provides prospective candidates with the Candidate Handbook and Resource Guide; also available online at www.lavote.net in the Highlights section of the main page or upon request at the Election Information Counter, Room 2013.  The handbook contains a Calendar of Events indicating critical deadlines, rules and guidelines for campaigning, campaign finance disclosure filing requirements and other valuable information.

Further information about the Consolidated Elections can be obtained by going online to the RR/CC website www.lavote.net and clicking on Voter & Election Information or by calling the RR/CC Election Planning Section (562) 462-2317 or the RR/CC Election Information Section at (562) 466-1310.