Over 75 seats on 32 Humboldt County school district governing boards, the Humboldt County Board of Education, and the College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees will be up for election this fall. Most positions are for four-year terms, but a few seats will be available for two-year terms.
Despite near universal interest in public education, school board seats are often uncontested in local elections. Occasionally, no candidate files for a vacant seat, leaving it up to the remaining school board members to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.
The filing period for candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 election closes on Friday, August 7. If no incumbent files, the filing period is extended five days until August 12. Filing papers and additional information on the upcoming election are available from the Humboldt County Elections Office at 3033 H Street in Eureka or https://humboldtgov.org/2773/Candidate-Filing