November 2018 Referendum Results

  • MSBA’s bond and capital project levy referendums results show 19 of 25 districts passed at least one question for a 79 percent approval percentage. For the calendar year, 31 out of 45 districts passed at least one question for a 69 percent passage rate. The results from districts with operating levy questions shows 24 of 35 passed at least one operating levy question for a 68.5 percent passage rate. If your district has corrections on the data, send your information to MSBA's Greg Abbott at gabbott@mnmsba.org.

2018 BOND RESULTS and OPERATING LEVIES (as of August 14, 2018): 2018 Bond Referenda Results | 2018 Operating Levies

Important Election Dates

School Board Member Referenda Do's and Don'ts

Board-Approved Referendum Authority Resolutions


To make your school district subject to the primary election system, boards must pass this Primary Election System resolution before April 15. If your board does not want to hold a primary election, do NOT pass this resolution. Your filing period will then be in August and all candidates will proceed to the general election.

If your board has already passed a resolution that set filing dates for May AND the board does NOT want to be subject to the primary election system, your board should revoke the resolution setting the filing dates before the filing period begins.

Passing this resolution will not guarantee that the district will have a primary election. The law provides that if the board has made the district subject to the primary system and if there are more than two candidates for a specified school board position or more than twice as many school board candidates as there are at-large school board positions available, the school district must then hold a primary.

Download a copy of the “Resolution Establishing School District Primary Election System."