North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction

Employer / Organization

North Dakota

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 04, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020


The North Dakota Superintendent of Instruction is state executive office holder and the leader of the Department of Education. Primary responsibilities of this position include: execution of policies set forth by the Department of Public Instruction, appropriation of education funds to various counties annually, distribution of school materials, curriculum, certifications, and administrative information, and auditing school official accounts alongside the state auditor. The superintendent also supervises the North Dakota Schools for the Deaf and Blind, the State Library, and the Department of Pubic Instruction. The superintendent serves a four-year term with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position is $110,000 per year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: certification of nomination, affidavit of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run for a partisan position please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 64th day before the general election in November (if the 64th day before the general election falls on Labor Day, the deadline will be the following business day). Candidates may not circulate petitions earlier than 150 days from when they are due. The North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Division of Elections can be reached at (701) 328-4146. Additionally, the North Dakota Elections Calendar can be found here:

Submit application to:
Indiana Election Division Secretary of State, 302 West Washington Street Room E-204, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, US