The Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools (MCSOS) administers Governing Board Elections in compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. 15-421). The goal of the County Superintendent of Schools is to make the governing board election an easy process for all interested candidates. The following support services are available to all candidates:
Provide election information to candidates, media, and school districts
Source of petitions and related campaign documents
Provide campaign packets to prospective candidates
Receive all candidate filings
Provide certificates of election
Custodian of all related records
More information, including links for nominating petitions and election timelines, is available from the Election Office of the Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools at (602) 506-1490. For more information on running for election to the Washington Elementary School District Governing Board, contact the Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools:
301 West Jefferson Street, Suite 660
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
§15-421. Governing board; members; qualifications
A. The governing body of a school district shall be a governing board. There shall be three governing board members, except as otherwise provided by this section and section 15-425, subsection A.
B. The governing body of a high school district shall be a governing board composed of:
1. In a single district, the governing board members of the common school district.
2. In a union high school district, five members.
C. A person who is a registered voter of this state and has been a resident of the school district for one year immediately preceding the day of election is eligible for election to the office of governing board member.
D. No employee of a school district or the spouse of such employee may hold membership on a governing board of a school district by which such employee is employed.
E. A member of one governing board is ineligible to be a candidate for nomination or election to or serve simultaneously as a member of any other governing board, except that a member of a governing board may be a candidate for nomination or election for any other governing board if the member is serving in the last year of a term of office. A member of a governing board shall resign the member's seat on the governing board before becoming a candidate for nomination or election to the governing board of any other school district, unless the member of the governing board is serving in the last year of a term of office.