The school board of Wayzata Public Schools has seven members who are elected at large, to four-year terms. Elections for school board members are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in odd-numbered years.A candidate for the school board must meet the following qualifications:
Affidavits of candidacy are available from the district’s Administration Building at 210 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, Minnesota. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for school board must not have any other affidavit on file for any other elected office during the same general election.
- Be at least 21-years-old at the time the term of office begins
- Have resided in the school district for 30 days prior to the election
- Be an eligible voter, which includes the requirement that the individual be a citizen of the U.S
Resources from The Office of The Minnesota Secretary of State
2016 Campaign Manual (PDF)
Closed Captioning (HTML)
"In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 10A.38 adopted in 2008, certain candidates are required to caption their audio and video advertisements to make them accessible to voters who are deaf and hard of hearing.
"The Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans provides a Video Captioning Essentials web training about how to provide the required captions."
ATTENTION: Supreme Court of the United States Ruling Affecting Minnesota Statutes 211B.15
In January of 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States decided, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (Supreme Court of the United States file No. 08-205), that certain limitations on independent political spending by corporations are unconstitutional. This decision affects portions of Minnesota Statutes 211B.15, which relates to corporate political expenditures.
Disclaimer Requirement (HTML)
Minnesota Statutes 211B.04 requires a disclaimer on campaign literature distributed by a candidate or committee to influence the nomination, election, or defeat of a candidate or to promote or defeat a ballot question.
The required form of disclaimer is: "Prepared and paid for by the .......... committee, .........(address)," but if there was no cost for the production and dissemination of the materials, Minnesota Statutes 211B.04 provides alternate disclaimer language.
Materials created and distributed by individuals or associations not required to register or report under Minnesota Statutes chapters 10A and 211A are exempt from this requirement, as are items where the inclusion of a disclaimer would be impracticable. Certain items, such as fund-raising tickets, business cards, personal letters, or similar items that are clearly being distributed by the candidate, do not require a disclaimer. Additionally, bumper stickers, pins, buttons, pens, or similar small items on which the disclaimer cannot be conveniently printed do not require a disclaimer. Also exempt are electronic communications that link directly to a webpage on which the disclaimer appears.
The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) has jurisdiction over Minnesota Statutes 211B. Additional information on the enforcement of fair campaign practices can be found on the OAH's Fair Campaign Practices webpage.
Precinct Finder Request (PDF)
Resources from The Office of Minnesota Attorney General
Resources from Internal Revenue Service