Most offices are voted on in the spring. Freshmen positions are
voted on in the fall. Students must complete nomination papers to
become a candidate for any elected student office.
1) Pick up nomination papers at the designated location.
2) Obtain the requisite number of signatures (50) from your classmates.
3) Submit the papers by the due date.
4) The earlier you turn in your nomination papers, the higher on the ballot your name will appear.
Candidates for all offices except Class Council must post a campaign
statement saying why you are running for office on the designated
bulletin board in Commons I. This must be on a single 8½” x 11”
sheet of paper.
Running for Multiple Offices
You may run for more than one office. However, you must submit
separate nomination papers for each office, with the exception of the
combination of Class Office/Class Council. You may not hold more
than one office. If you are elected to multiple positions, you
must resign all but one. This allows for greater participation
and diversity of officeholders.
Publicity and Posters
All campaign signs and posters must be initialed by a faculty Senate
member. Please get the original signed before making
copies! Campaign posters may not be hung before the designated
• Total campaign expenditures may not exceed $25.00,
including, but not limited to, printing expenses for campaign posters
and items to give away to potential voters. The actual retail
value of any items provided to the candidate for free or at a
significant discount will also count toward the $25.00 cap.
• In accordance with school rules, candidates may not
distribute food items, including candy, to potential voters.
• Candidates are permitted to distribute small items
to potential voters, so long as the following conditions are met:
o The spending and food restrictions are followed.
o The items are evenly distributed without any
understanding that accepting the item constitutes an obligation to vote
for that candidate.
• All candidates will be required to sign on their
nomination form that they are aware of and agree to abide by these
Voting takes place in homerooms. You must have a No. 2 pencil to vote as we use Scantron ballots.
Lexington High School Student/Faculty Senate: The Senate determines
policies and rules for the school, as determined by the Lexington High
School Constitution. It is made up of teachers and students who meet
together during X Block. Each class elects approximately ten senators
(the number of senators varies with the total school enrollment each
year according to the rules in the LHS Senate Constitution).
Please be aware that the Senate has a strict attendance policy, so
please only run if you can commit to attending Senate meetings.
Board of Appeals: The Board of Appeals consists of four students (one
from each grade) and two faculty members, all elected for a one-year
term. The purpose of the Board of Appeals is to address student and
teacher grievances. The Board of Appeals also handles Community Service
School Council Representative: One rising sophomore and one rising
junior are elected to serve a one-year and two-year term, respectively,
to the LHS School Council. The Council consists of parent,
faculty, student, and community representatives and serves as an
advisory committee to the administration and is responsible for
creating the annual School Improvement Plan.
School Committee Representative: One student is elected at large to
serve as a non-voting student delegate to the Lexington School
Committee. The School Committee is responsible for policy issues
at the district level and with the school budget process.
Class Officers: Your class will elect students to the following class offices:
These officers are responsible for running the Class Council.
Class Council: This group, made up of 16 members of your class,
helps raise money to fund activities, plan class activities such as
Semi, Cruise, and Prom, and improve school spirit. Each class
council also has at least one faculty advisor.