The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the state to hold an unprecedented vote-by-mail election. Fifteen school districts have levies or bond issues on the ballot.
Tuesday’s school elections — which coincide with presidential primaries — aren’t as far-reaching as standalone election dates in recent years.
Rep. Wendy Horman and Sen. Lori Den Hartog say their bill will improve voter turnout and engagement. Education groups oppose the bill, which would eliminate March and August school elections.
For the first time, Idaho voters will elect school trustees during a November election. But many voters won’t even notice the difference, because most school board races are uncontested so won’t appear on the ballot.