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Election 2017

Jefferson County Schools will have three of five Board of Education seats open for election on November 7, 2017: Districts 12 and 5. All Jefferson County voters will vote on all three districts choosing one candidate per director district. The Board of Education is the policy-making body of the school district. The Board is composed of five members, elected to alternating four-year terms. Board members receive no pay; they give freely of their time to serve the community.

Official Candidates

Erica Shields 

Candidate Forums

  • Arvada Chamber of Commerce on Friday, October 20, 7:15-9am is hosting a school board candidate forum at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $15/person incl breakfast.
    Contact: Arvada Chamber, email

Requirements for School Board Candidates

  • Must be registered to vote

  • Must be a resident of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election

  • Must be a resident of the director district in which s/he is a candidate

  • Must not have been convicted of a sexual offense against a child

Once Declared as a Candidate

  • Must meet filing requirements under Colorado's Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA)

  • Must file a candidate's affidavit with the Secretary of State's office within 10 days of becoming a candidate

  • Must report contributions and expenditures on the Secretary of State's online TRACER program by dates due

  • Must file FCPA documents by October 17, November 3 and December 7

Election Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Voting: The election will be held by mail ballot and Voter Service and Polling Centers, beginning with the mailing of ballots to voters. Go to for voting information. To receive free opt-in updates on your ballot, sign up for BallotTrax, offered through Jeffco Elections.  

In order to provide information for this web page, or if you have questions, please email the designated election official.

Please check back periodically as additional election information will be posted as details become available.


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