The San Juan Unified School District Board of Education has adopted a resolution declaring its intent to move from an at-large system of election to elections by trustee areas. If approved, the change would become effective for the November 2020 general election.
In an at-large election, all voters in the school district vote to elect each member of the school board.
When elections are by trustee area, the district is divided into smaller regions. The residents in each region vote for the candidate of their choice from their area but do not vote on candidates running for the school board in other regions.