Ways for Middle and High School Students to Get Involved
2017 Mayor and City Council Elections
Kids Voting Durham is open to all Durham students whether in public, private, charter, or home schools. Contact program director Carolyn Kreuger if you have interest in any volunteer opportunities or have questions.
Durham wants to know what young people think!
2019 is well underway, and Kids Voting Durham has an exciting year full of Durham-themed civic activities for youth, schools, and families planned! We hope you will join us.
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.
Durham K-12 students can make their voices heard in the 2018 Elections by voting with Kids Voting Durham. There are two ways kids can vote on the same candidates and issues as adults this week: Online at www.kidsvotingdurham.org/elections using the Kids Voting Durham electronic ballot. Online Kids Voting is available now through Election Day, November 6 at 7:30 pm when polls close. At a Kids Voting booth at selection Durham precincts on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, from 2:30-7:30 PM. Kids Voting partners are staffing voting stations at the Durham Cooperative Extension, South Regional Library, East Regional Library, Forest Hills Clubhouse, Parkwood Fire Department, and McMannen United Methodist. Many thanks to the volunteers from MomsRising, Durham Youth Commission, Duke Energy Retirees, SoDu Parents Posse, Spring Valley Elementary Student Council, Durham 4-H, and Durham Cooperative Extension for running Kids Voting polling sites. A Youth Candidate Guide, sample ballot, and other Kids Voting election information can be found at www.kidsvotingdurham.org/elections. In 2018, Duke Pediatrics Roxboro Street Clinic and Durham Parks and Recreation My Durham Centers are also offering Kids Voting to their clients and program participants. Make sure to check at www.kidsvotingdurham.org/elections on Wednesday to see the Kids Voting results….
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….