Partisan School Board Races Being Considered
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers held a hearing Monday on a bill that would allow school board candidates to declare a political party affiliation on the ballot.

Under Senate Bill 188 , all candidates would have a political party affiliation next to their name on the ballot l, or would run as independent candidates.

The idea was discussed in a committee hearing in the House last year, but the bill died after no one testified in support.

This session, both opponents and supporters testified before the Senate Elections committee.

A vote on the bill was not held Monday as lawmakers plan continued to work on the legislation. There is not any indication when the bill may get a vote to advance out of committee.


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