CANDIDATES CAN NOW FILE TO RUN FOR GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE ELECTIONS; FILING DEADLINE IS AUGUST 12

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No filing fees, ballot statement costs  $315 to $360 in smaller trustee districts

By Miriam Raftery

July 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County ) – For the first time, the Grossmont Union High School District will hold elections in November for individual trustee districts.   There are no filing fees, though modest fees are charged for candidates to publish ballot statements. With smaller districts, the cost for ballot statements is far less than in the past --just $315 in Trustee Area 1 (Lemon Grove/Spring Valley/La Prensa),which is an open seat, and $360 in Trustee Area 2 (La Mesa/Casa de Oro/Mt. Helix and part of Rancho San Diego) currently represented by Jim Stieringer.

The candidate filing period opened July 18 and closes August 12th.  August 12 is also the deadline for candidates to submit ballot statements, which for the first time will be accepted electronically.

Winning candidates will serve for a four-year term.

The other three trustee districts will not be up for election until 2018.

 For guidelines from the Registrar of Voters, visit http://www.sdvote.com/content/dam/rov/en/election/1108_E_Cand_Filing_Guide.pdf.

The district has set up a folder where you can view a map of the districts, an interactive guide to learn which district you live in,  district and prospective board member information, and the Registrar of Voters guide. You can view all of these documents at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxTqlZM3eDYqQjlFV3J2ODRndXc&usp=drive_web