Many schools across the country today are closed as people head to the polls to cast their votes in the midterm elections—the second-most exciting election year (next to the presidential elections)!
But why do we vote in schools?
According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission , every registered voter can participate in democracy by voting in person (along with absentee ballots).
Polling locations need to be “in close proximity to the voters who are served by the location”—and what better place than schools that serve their communities dailies by instilling the love of learning in their students.
So, this year when you vote and you are lucky enough to go to one of your local schools, take a minute and look around. Take a look at the signs on the wall, at the children’s artwork, at the rules of conduct.
You will likely see evidence of a new generation of voices, of confident communicators—all filled with fresh ideas of future voters and future public servants. Maybe you will see the artwork of a future senator, the poem of a future governor, or the handwriting of the future president!
Thank you, schools, for participating in our democratic process!
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