This page applies to the Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Christina, Colonial, and Red Clay Consolidated School Districts. Smyrna school board elections are handled by the Department of Elections for Kent County.

General information

  • The filing deadline for School Board elections is the first Friday in March at 4:30 p.m.
  • School Board members serve 5-year terms
  • Contact the Department of Elections for New Castle County's Elections Unit at 302.577.3464 if you have any questions

Seats up for election

School Board qualifications

  • Must be a citizen of the United States and Delaware and live in the school district
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the election
  • Must live in the nominating district for which he/she is a candidate
  • Cannot be a paid employee of the district subject to rules & regulations of the board
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement

How to file

  • Get a School Board Member Filing Packet from the Department of Elections for New Castle County or download it. the letters pdf in a box
  • File a completed Candidate Filing Form with the Department of Elections for New Castle County no later than 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday in March in the year of the election.
  • The filing form must be notarized if not completed in the Department's office.
  • Complete and submit a Certificate of Intention to the State Election Commissioner.
  • A candidate may withdraw by filing a Withdrawal Form to the Department of Elections for New Castle County before the date of the election.
  • The withdrawal form must be notarized if not completed in the Department's office.