Sample Ballot Statements

Sample Ballot Statement

Past Ballot Statements provided by candidates can be found on the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Website…although it requires a bit of patience!

Keep in mind that school board seats are up for election in the  NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION (PRESENDENTIAL OR GUBINITORIAL) .  Past election for school board candidates in your district will be on the ballot as long as there was a contest.  In about 30% of school board election in 2018, there was NO CONTEST because the number of candidates who completed nomination documents equalled the number of Governing Board (Trustee) Seats that were up for election.  In these cases the candidate is automatically elected.


You can find samples of previous ballot statements for school board candidates in your school district by:

Going to  and scroll down to LOOK UP YOUR DISTRICT and click .

Put in your street address and click GO.

In the left-hand menu, pick: VIEW VOTER GUIDE and in the drop down menu under your address pick:  NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GUBENITORIAL ELECTION  (for example).

Scroll down to choice of languages and pick ENGLISH.   At the bottom of the display there will be a GREEN bar with the word:  ENGLISH.  Click that and the PDF  of the NOV 6, 2018 General Election will display.

Scroll through the PDF until you find the BALLOT STATEMENTS for the School Board election.  These should be the ballot statements for the current incumbents.  If you do not find the Ballot Statements either the candidate did not pay for one or the number of candidates equaled the number of trustee positions up for election and were automatically elected.