School District Elections
There are two types of elections in a school district. One type is for a trustee, the other type is generally for levy or bond election.
- Trustee Elections: Only eligible voters with their permanent residence within the boundaries of the particular trustee zone position up for election, whether living in the city limits or in the county portion of that trustee zone, may vote for that trustee candidate(s). No other patrons living in other zones may vote.
- Levy and Bond Elections: Only eligible voters with their permanent residence within the boundaries of the Mountain Home School District, whether living in the city limits or in the county, may vote in a Mountain Home School District Levy or Bond Election. Residents from Prairie, Glenns Ferry, Bruneau, Grand View, Hammett, Kings Hill, and any other community outside of the Mountain Home School District MAY NOT vote in Mountain Home School District Levy and Bond Elections because they have their own school district and elections.
- Pine-Featherville, Atlanta: Those individuals with their permanent residence in Pine-Featherville area and Atlanta may vote in Mountain Home School District elections. Those individuals who have cabins, trailers, etc., in the Pine-Featherville area or Atlanta, but have a different permanent address elsewhere, such as in Glenns Ferry, Jerome, Twin Falls, etc., MAY NOT vote in the Mountain Home School District Elections unless they are willing to change their permanent address to Pine or Atlanta.
- Military Personnel and their families: Military personnel may only vote in Mountain Home School District elections if they are a legal Idaho resident; they may choose to change their permanent state of residency, but it is advisable to check on the tax laws of their permanent state. The same applies to the spouses of military personnel; however, spouses may have a different legal residence from their military member. Again, it is advisable to research the tax benefits. Spouses with Idaho drivers' licenses and working in Idaho, but their permanent state of residency is elsewhere are considered non-resident employees. (MHAFB is divided between Zone 2 and Zone 3)
Trustee Election - Zones 1, 3, & 5 remain in office until 1 January 2024
Trustee Election - Zones 2 & 4 remain in office until 1 January 2026
Trustee Election – Idaho Code 33-503 changed trustee elections from the 3rd Tuesday in May to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November – Trustees take office 1 January instead of 1 July
Available Seats for the November 2023 Election:
Zone 1 Trustee
Zone 3 Trustee
Zone 5 Trustee
How to Run for a Trustee Position
HOW TO RUN FOR A SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE POSITION
To become an official candidate on the ballot, you must be a registered voter in your district,
meet the qualifications for the office, and formally declare your candidacy with our office by completing the forms below.
A candidate must (I.C. 34-1404):
1. Verify your eligibility for the position you are seeking.
2. Follow the directions for each form very carefully.
3. Download or pickup the Declaration of Candidacy and Petition of Candidacy forms from the County Election Office or District Administration Office.
4. Collect the appropriate number of signatures (minimum of five (5)) of qualified electors for the office you seek.
5. File the Declaration of Candidacy, AND
6. File the Petition of Candidacy, containing the required five (5) signatures of qualified electors verified with the County Clerk’s Office prior to submission
7. Bring the notarized (notarization is candidate’s responsibility) Petition of Candidacy to the District Election Office with the necessary signatures for verification. Election staff will verify signatures.
8. Take the notarized Petition of Candidacy with the Certification of Candidate (provided by the District Election Office) and the completed & notarized Declaration of Candidacy to the County Election Office for verification of signatures.
9. Take the notarized Petition of Candidacy with the Certification of Candidate and the completed & notarized Declaration of Candidacy to the District Election Clerk.
10. The District Election Clerk will email or drop off all candidate filings to the county Election Clerk's Office.
All of the below-referenced forms have been combined into one Candidate Filing Information package (see link above).
1. Special District Office - Candidate Filing Information
2. Special District Office - Completing the Declaration of Candidacy
3. Special District Office - Declaration of Candidacy
4. Special District Office - Completing the Petition of Candidacy
5. Special District Office - Petition for Candidacy