School Board Elections


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

There are three (3) at large seats on the ballot in 2019. Terms are for four years each.

The following are some of the key dates in the School Board Election process. Be sure to go to the Iowa Secretary of State’s web site for more information

Important Dates to Remember:

August  26 – First day to file nominating petitions

Sept 19 (by 5 p.m.) – Last day to file nominating petitions with District’s Board Secretary at 403 South Front Street, Humeston, IA 50123

Sept 24 (by 5 p.m.) – Deadline for candidates to withdraw or to file objection about candidate eligibility

Now through October 25th – (by 5 p.m.) Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail (to return, ballot must be postmarked by Nov 4th or earlier and received by the Auditor’s office by noon on November 12th)

November 4 (by 5 p.m.)– Last day to vote absentee in-person at auditor’s office.  Voting starts on October 7th (no absentee voting allowed on election day as polls open at noon)

November 5 (7a .m. to 8 p.m.) – Election Day

November 18 or 19 – County Canvass of Votes for schools in multiple counties

To be on the ballot in the School Board election, each candidate must file an affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions with the school district secretary. The affidavit of candidacy and the nomination petitions must be filed together or they will be rejected. Complete nominating petitions, along with the affidavit of candidacy, may be turned into the school district starting August 26, 2019 and no later than 5 p.m. September19, 2019. Required forms may be downloaded from or picked up at the District office located at 403 South Front Street, Humeston, IA 50123

The minimum number of signatures required for a petition is eleven (11).  Petitions may be signed only by eligible electors within the school district.

Please contact Board Secretary, Peggy Rash at (641)877-2521 for more information.