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Lawrence City Commission and School Board Elections
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 8am
Various Places · Cost: Free
Mar 21, 2011

The City Commission consists of five officials elected at large. Three city commissioners are up for election every two years. The two top vote getters win four-year terms, and the third place finisher wins a two-year term. In that way, a majority of the commission can be replaced in any election. No term limits exist.

The City Commission elects a Mayor and Vice-Mayor annually at the first meeting in April in even numbered years and at the second meeting in April in odd numbered years. In 2011, the seats currently held by Commissioners Chestnut, Dever, and Johnson will be up for election.

Important dates

General Election

  • Advance Voting Begins: March 16, 2011
  • General Election: April 5, 2011

Running for City Commission:

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Running for School Board:
Ten candidates are running for four at-large positions on the Lawrence School Board.


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