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.
There is still time for kids to cast their vote in Durham’s Mayor and City Council Election! If you are under 18, you can vote online at www.kidsvotingdurham.org/elections or at one of Durham’s precinct with a Kids Voting station on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5! Kids can vote at any of these precincts (even if their parents or guardians are assigned to another precinct or early voted). Go get your vote on!
Kids Voting 2019 Mayor and City Council elections have many opportunities for youth of all ages to participate in elections, earn service hours, and gain leadership experience and training — and have fun in the process! Contact Kids Voting Durham, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919.560.7321 or use the form at right for more information or to sign up.
Filing for the upcoming elections for Mayor and City Council begins this Friday, July 5th! Are You Ready for the Upcoming Election? There has been a lot of hubbub in the news recently about the democratic debates, but the real focus should be on the upcoming Durham City Council and Mayoral election on November 5th! Take our short Durham City government quiz below to test your knowledge on Durham City government below!! Once you get your results, scroll down to see how you can get more involved with Kids Voting Durham during the upcoming election! Create your own user feedback survey Whether you’re able to vote in the election or not, there are lots of ways that YOU can get involved! VOTE~ If you are under 18, you can also vote in the upcoming election at one of the Kids Voting Durham school, precinct, or community sites, including our new pop-ups at places like Locopops and monuts. The KVD website will list locations and times closer to elections. (You can also vote if you are 18 or older: to find your polling place, check with the DCo Board of Elections!) Volunteer~ we need lots of community members both at election time….
Filing for Durham City Council and Mayor candidates opens at 12 pm this Friday, July 5 at the Durham County Board of Elections. How ready are you for Durham’s 2019 Mayor and City Council elections? Take this quick Kids Voting quiz on Durham City Government to find out!
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Durham wants to know what young people think!
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….