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 8.


Educators, youth groups, and afterschool clubs and programs can engage their students by bringing a group of students to the Youth Candidate Forum, running a Kids Voting Durham voting booth at Early Voting Saturdays or on Election Day, May 8, and holding Kids Voting in your classroom or program.


Parents and other adults can involve their kids by discussing candidates, issues, and importance of voting with them, volunteering for Kids Voting Durham with your children, and, of course,  vote yourself.  Early voting for adults starts April 19 (here is a schedule from the Durham Board of Elections), and you can vote at your polling place from 7 am-7:30 pm on May 8, 2018.


Together, we can grow a great generation of informed and engaged citizens for Durham!

Carolyn Kreuger

Carolyn has led Kids Voting Durham for over a decade. She loves Durham, working with youth, and local government.

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