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Last updated on Monday, February 13, 2012
(UNDATED) - There are some changes in school board elections this year.
Many Hoosiers pick their school board officials in the spring election, but that is about to change in some counties.
Lawrence County Clerk Myron Rainey says, under a new state law, all school board elections have been moved to the fall. He say the change is to boost turnout for the school board elections, because more people typically vote in the fall general elections than in the spring primary.
The change will not affect North Lawrence School Board elections, because they are held in the fall.
But the change will affect Mitchell. Three school board members would have been up for election this spring, but because of the new law their terms of office will be extended six months. The school board members affected are Debra Beeler, Jamie Kirk and Michele Super. The three seats will be on the November ballot.
The seats held by the other two board members, Chris Shaw and Marnie LeFavor, will be up for election in November 2014.
The same situation is affecting Orange County public schools and there four seats will be extended on the Springs Valley, Paoli and Orleans School Boards.
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