School Board Candidate Information

The UNOFFICIAL results for the election of ISD 15 school board members can be found on the Secretary of State's website. These results will not be official until the school meets Monday, November 14 to finalize them.

In the November 2022 election, the St. Francis Area Schools School Board has three seats up for election. There are seven candidates running to fill these seats and you can learn about these candidates below. Each candidate was requested the same information and asked the same questions.

All candidate responses to our questions come directly from the candidates and are unedited by St. Francis Area Schools. The District does not support or oppose any candidates.

Meet the Candidates Event

The St. Francis Area Schools Community Education Board hosted a Meet the Candidate night on Monday, October 24 from 5:00-6:15 p.m. All school board candidates were invited to take part in Meet the Candidate night. The community was able to meet each candidate and get a better idea of who they want to vote for in the upcoming election. Each candidate was asked the following:

Please introduce yourself and tell us what led you here today (1 minute each candidate).
1.  Please tell us 2-3 things that you have heard that are going well in SFAS and what are 2-3 things that you feel are gaps or areas that need to be addressed.  (2 min each)
2.  What actions can the school board take to collaborate with local city/township governments? (1 min each)
3.  How will you engage the community stakeholders to get a representative sample of the community values on which to make district wide decisions?  (1 min each)
4.  How will you work towards making funding of public education more fair for SFAS ? (1 min each)
5.  Is there anything in your past that could positively or negatively reflect on our school district? (1 min each)

You can watch the archived livestream of the event here:

Voting FAQ's

  1. When is Election day?

Election day will take place on Tuesday, November 8.

  1. What if I won't be in my city on Election Day?

If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to vote on Tuesday, November 8, you can request an absentee ballot here: Absentee Ballot Request

  1. It is my first time voting, what do I need to do?

You will need to register to vote. In order to be eligible to vote, you need to be 18 or older, be a U.S. citizen, be a citizen of Minnesota for at least 20 days, and if a convicted felon, have completed your sentence. You can check your eligibility and register to vote here: Register

  1. Where can I vote?

Voting locations depend on your address of residence. St. Francis Area Schools School Board elections will be on the ballot of these cities: St. Francis, Bethel, East Bethel and Oak Grove. As well as parts of Andover, Nowthen, Athens, Linwood and Stanford. You can search for your polling place here: Polling Place Finder

  1. When is my polling place open?

7:00 a.m.* - 8:00 p.m.
* In state and federal elections, towns with less than 500 register voters are not required to open until 10:00 a.m. but most open at 7:00 a.m.

  1. What if there is a line and I can't vote by 8 p.m.?

As long as you are in line by 8:00 p.m., you can vote, even if you don't reach the front by 8:00 p.m.

  1. What if I moved since I last voted?

You must re-register each time your address or name changes or if you do not vote within a four year period. You can register here: Register

  1. What is on the Ballet this year?

All voters will be able to vote for:
-U.S. Representative
-Governor and Lt. Governor
-Secretary of State
-State Auditor
- Attorney General
-State Senator
-State Representative
-Judicial Seats

Voters may also have these on their ballots:
-County Officials
-City Officers
-School Board Members
-Township Officers
-Local Ballot Questions

If you have any more questions or concerns regarding voting please contact your county election office. Your county election office can be found here: List of MN Counties