Nearly half of the Kingdom East Supervisory Union board seats are open this year at town meeting. In a typical year 5 seats of the 15-member board are open, but this year, due to a vacancy and member departure there are 7 open seats. Typically, each board member serves three years per term, however when a seat is open prematurely a replacement is elected for the remainder of the existing term. There are four uncontested seats this year. This year there will also be 3 races. While the board seats are assigned proportionately to each of the eight towns in Kingdom East based on town population and candidates must live in the town where the seat is assigned, the residents in all the towns cast votes for all the board seats.