Bring a Kids Voting Durham election to your K-12 school and offer curriculum ideas to tie voting and civic engagement into your existing lesson plans. Kids Voting is available to all Durham public, charter, private, and home schools, as well as youth groups and organizations, at no cost. Sign up your school to vote in the 2019 Mayor and City Council elections here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Voting Durham provides you all the training and supplies you need, and you
will receive your school and Durham-wide Kids Voting results the morning after
Engage your talented middle and high students in service projects, such as managing Kids Voting Durham voting stations, writing candidate guides, and creating videos on civic issues. More information on current opportunities can be found in our Students section.
Take advantage of our free downloadable lessons. You can find useful classroom resources – often created by students for other students — related to our current elections on our Elections page. New K-12 educator lesson plans will be available soon. Looking for a specific lesson or topic? Contact us and we can help.
Let us know if we can help you bring elected officials or local leaders into your classroom to give students a first-hand experience who leads our local and state governments.
Please join Kids Voting Durham from 10 am-1 pm tomorrow, January 21, 2019 at Northgate Mall for our “I Have a Dream Booth” at the MomsRising MLK Day Celebration. We are grateful for the beautiful dreams Martin Luther King, Jr. had for our country and people, and we want to know about your dreams for your community! Kids Voting volunteers from Partners for Youth Opportunity and Durham Social Services will be on hand to help you share your dream with Durham. Can’t make it to Northgate Mall? Download the KVD “I Have a Dream” coloring sheet HERE or make your own and share it with Kids Voting Durham on Facebook, Instagram @kidsvotingdurham, Twitter @kidsvotingdurha or, by email at email@example.com. We will add your dream to our gallery and share it with the rest of Durham and our elected officials.
Over 6000 Durham K-12 Students have spoken in the 2018 Kids Voting Durham General Elections. Students returned US House Representatives G.K. Butterfield and David Price to office, re-elected all Durham’s State House and Senate Representatives as well as elected new NC House member Zack Forde-Hawkins. Dave Hall and Clayton Jones won their challenges for District Court Judge seats, as did the unopposed District Court candidates. The results of the NC Amendment votes were very close, but students chose to approve the Amendment on lowering the maximum income tax rate in NC and to reject the Amendment requiring photo ID to vote. More that ever before, the adult vote and student vote in Durham almost exactly aligned. The one exception was in the NC Amendments where Durham voters rejected the amendment to lower the income tax rate. Voters in NC overall approved both the income tax amendment as well as the one requiring photo ID when voting. For more Kids Voting Durham Election Results, including for individuals schools visit kidsvotingdurham.org/elections . Kudos to all Durham’s young voters and the educators, volunteers, and partner organizations that supported them in being involved in elections and engaged citizenship in 2018.
Kids Voting Durham election season has started, and there are lots of great ways for everyone to be involved: Educators and youth leaders, sign your school or youth program for Kids Voting and let your students and participants vote on the same candidates and issues as adults. Kids Voting provides all the resources, materials, and training to help you give your youth a memorable and meaningful election experience. You can find out more information on our Elections page, or sign up your school or organization here. Parents, take your child to vote at an Early Voting site or a precinct on Election Day to cast their very own ballot! More details about voting sites and hours can be found on the Kids Voting Durham Events page. Whether young or an adult, educate yourself about the 2018 candidates and issues. You can find more information about the 2018 Ballot on KVD Election page, download the Kids Voting Youth Candidate Guide (coming soon), or attend Kids Voting Durham Youth Candidate Forum for District Court Judge candidates. Volunteer to run a Kids Voting election site on Election Day or during early voting and help other Durham youth experience the power of vote! You can volunteer….
Durham School Board Elections are underway! Students can get involved in these important elections in a number of ways: Take part in the Kids Voting Durham Youth School Board Candidate Forum at Hillside High School on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The forum is entirely student-led and allows for students to have real conversations in small groups with candidates. For more information see our events page here. Read the Kids Voting Durham School Board Candidate Guide (coming soon), written by students for students, to learn about the Durham Public Schools and the candidates who want to lead it. Discuss the candidates and issues in your classroom and with family and friends. Volunteer to run a Kids Voting Durham Polling Place on Election Day, May 8. Running a site is fun and rewarding, and you can earn service hours. Kids Voting Durham also has many other year-round and election volunteer opportunities. VOTE in the Kids Voting Durham School Board Elections. You can vote in your classroom (ask your teacher about signing your school up for Kids Voting), online at www.kidsvotingdurham.org starting April 23, or at a Durham polling site with a Kids Voting booth on Election Day, May….