Salem-Keizer Voters Have Options for School Board Election

Four seats on the Salem-Keizer School Board are up for election this May 14, 2017. These seats are elected by district to four-year terms and are up for election on a staggered basis every odd-numbered year in May.

Candidates seeking a school board seat must be a registered voter and have lived in the district for one year prior to the election. In order to run in the 2017 election, candidates had to file with their county clerk by March 16, 2017.

Four candidates have filed for the open Zone 1 seat: Mark Bateman, Kathy Goss, Kathleen Harder, and Ross Swartzendruber. Two have filed for the open Zone 3 seat: Jonathan Baker and Sheronne Blasi. Zone 5 has two candidates who have filed: Jesse Lippold and Levi Herrera-Lopez. Zone 7 board incumbent Paul Kyllo is running unopposed.

To vote in Oregon, one must be a resident of Oregon, a US citizen, and at least 17 years of age. One may register to vote at any county election office, the office of the Secretary of State, any DMV office, or by downloading a registration form and sending it to a county election office. To vote in the 2017 election, residents must register to vote by April 25, 2017.

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