Sound Off: Final count
<b> When do the newly elected city commissioners and school board members take office?</b>
The Douglas County Board of Canvassers will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday to certify the final vote counts. New Lawrence city commissioners will be sworn into office on April 16.
State law says school board members’ terms begin on July 1. Newly elected board members file an oath of office to the county election officer within five days of the issuance of a certification of election. The Lawrence school board typically meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, so the first scheduled meeting with the new members is tentatively scheduled for July 8.