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HJR 31 — Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards

by Reps. Roach, Sirois, and others (SJR 94 by Senator Gruters)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Ethics and Elections Committee (EE)

This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the Florida Constitution to require members of a district school board to be elected in a partisan race. If this resolution is adopted, members of district school boards may not be elected on a partisan basis until the general election held in November 2026. Primary elections for purposes of nominating political party candidates to district school boards may occur before the 2026 general election.

The proposed amendment will be submitted to Florida’s electors for approval or rejection at the next general election in November 2024.

If approved by at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the measure, the amendment will go into effect on January 7, 2025.  

Vote: Senate 29-11; House 79-34