Rules of the Legacy Academy Election

Candidates: The deadline for candidate applications is Monday, March 28, 2016. Each candidate must submit a one-page campaign statement, which will run in the Legacy Ledger on April 8th.

Campaigning: Candidates may not campaign inside the school building. However, the candidates are strongly encouraged to campaign appropriately outside of the school building. Absolutely NO negative campaigning will be permitted.

Time and location: The election for two board members will be held on Friday, April 15th at Legacy from 7am to 7pm. and Creekside Community Church from 8am to 3pm. Voting ballots will not be accepted after 7pm on April 15, 2016

Voter eligibility: Eligible voters shall include parents or guardians of all children currently attending Legacy Academy (no more than two votes per household); teachers currently employed at the school, and paid employees of Legacy. Each person may vote only once.

Voting procedures: Voting from 7am to 7pm at Legacy will commence as follows:

• Voter will sign official voting roster confirming their eligibility to vote.

• Voter will present Voting Official with valid I.D.

• Voter will follow instructions on ballot, vote as he/she determines, and place the ballot into the collection box.

• If a person is unable to vote at the school on April 16th, absentee ballots will be available at the Legacy office April 11– April 14. These ballots must be returned to the school office no later than 7 pm on April 15th to be counted.

Pre-voting and proxy voting will not be permitted.

Counting of votes: At 7pm, all eligible votes will be counted. The two candidates with the most votes will be determined. The candidate with the most votes will fill the longest term. In the case of a tie, a run-off election will be held at a later date to be determined and will comply with the election procedures listed above.
If the election scheduled on April 15th has to be cancelled for any reason, it will be held on the following Friday.

The results of the election should be known the night of April 15, 2016 (unless there is a need for a run-off or a cancellation). A report will be made available to the candidates and current board members after the counting of the votes is concluded. An announcement to the entire school population concerning the results of the election will be made on the following morning.

Thank you very much,
Legacy Academy Election Committee

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