Alabama State Board of Education, District 5
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Dec 03, 2019 - Mar 03, 2020
The Alabama State Board of Education is a nine-member body which authorizes the education policy for the state of Alabama. The governor is the ex officio president of the board. As Governor he has voting privileges, although they are seldom exercised. The remaining eight members are elected to four-year terms in partisan elections from single-member districts of approximately equal population. However, most issued before the board are not necessarily considered as partisan in nature. There is no limit on the number of terms to which members may be elected. Members in Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 are elected in the same cycle as the President of the United States, with their next election occurring in 2016. Members in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 are elected in the same cycle as the Governor of Alabama, with their next election occurring in 2018. The districts from which members are elected are re-apportioned by the Alabama Legislature following each di-cennial U.S. Census.