UPDATE: WSSDA Has a New President-Elect Plus a Run-Off. Read that news post for information about the candidates and voting in the run-off. The run-off will begin Oct. 11 with voting closed at 4 p.m. on Oct.25.
Bylaws state that the WSSDA Board will have four officers who serve one-year terms: president, president-elect, vice president, and immediate past president. The vice president is elected from the east side of the Cascade mountains in even-numbered years and from the west side of the Cascades in odd-numbered years. A school director can’t simultaneously serve as a board officer and as a statewide elected official or member of the state Legislature. If an officer seat becomes vacant for any reason, a special election is held. Learn more about the duties of board officers.
The candidates page will be updated as the election process progresses from a preliminary list of candidates on July 2 to the final list on July 19, 2021. If a run-off election is required, the page will be updated again. Visit the candidates page to see who is running.
Committee nominees are school board members who are nominated by the Nominating Committee to run for WSSDA president or vice-president. To become a committee nominee, a board member will apply to become a candidate and then sit for an interview with the Nominating Committee. The committee will evaluate the applicant’s qualifications and decide whether or not to nominate that person.
At-large candidates would be those who did not participate in the WSSDA Nominating Committee’s application process. The window for accepting nominations for at-large candidates is open July 1 and closes at 4 p.m. on July 16, 2021. At-large candidates will be added to the ballot if:
At-large nominees will be notified of their acceptance as candidates within one day of qualifying. Once accepted, at-large candidates may begin campaigning.
Look for an email on September 1 with a link to your personal online ballot. The election closes at 4 p.m. on October 1, 2021.
Apr. 26 – May 25
Notify candidates of selection for interviews
June 22 & 28
List of committee nominees announced
At-large nomination window
Final list of candidates announced
July 15 – Oct. 1
Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
Election results announced
Run-off elections (if needed)
Results announced (in case of run-off)
November (Date to be determined)
Elections for director area representatives (WSSDA board members) and standing committees