School Board positions are non-partisan. A qualified candidate must be a U. S. citizen, an Arkansas resident, live in the jurisdiction to be represented at time of filing and throughout term, be lawfully registered to vote, and must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime.
The candidate must not be an employee of the school district.
Any qualified person desiring to be a candidate for office in the Annual School Election to be held on March 5, 2024 must file a Nominating Petition, Affidavit of Eligibility, Petition Affidavit, and Political Practice Pledge with the County Clerk during the filing period: begins Nov. 6 at noon until Nov. 14, 2023 at noon. Filing details and a copy of the candidacy petition can be found on the County Clerk's website.
To file, the Petition must contain signatures from not less than twenty (20) qualified electors of the zone in which the candidate files.
Board members typically serve for five years. ***If you are interested in having a conversation about running for office in 2023, reach out to our Candidates and Elections chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.***
Decatur Zone 1 and Zone 4
Gentry Zone 2, 3, & 4
Gravette At-Large Position 1
Pea Ridge Zone 5
Rogers Zone 4
Siloam Springs Zone 1
* Bentonville will have at least one zone up for election in November 2024 (filing will be in early August 2023)
Filing Locations (Open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.):
Bentonville – Benton County Admin Bldg, 215 E Central Avenue, Suite 217
Rogers - Benton County Annex, 2111 W. Walnut St.
Siloam Springs - Siloam Springs County Clerk's Office, 707 S Lincoln St, Suite C