On May 2, 2018, The Sussex Countian published an article by
Though the majority of the school board races in Sussex County this year are uncontested, there are a few key races voters will decide on Tuesday, May 8.
According to nonprofit DelawareCAN, fewer than 2 percent of registered voters participate in school board elections each year, or about 7,000 people statewide. They choose all school board members in the 13 public school districts.
“This isn’t a presidential election where your vote kind of goes off into the ether,” said Indian River School District candidate Dana Probert. “These elections are won by a handful of votes. It’s really important to have your say.”