We already know that this election is extremely important for the kids of Louisiana. In just over two weeks, the voters of our state will have the chance to elect bold, courageous leaders who will fight to do what is right for students.
I know you want to make sure that members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, state legislators, and local school board leaders will stand up and fight for our students. That’s why it’s so important for you to go vote and encourage your friends and family to do the same! We know that finding time to vote might seem difficult – but our kids are counting on you to go to the polls and cast a vote for them.
We know how easy it is to find a reason not to vote. So, we’re going to help you eliminate all of those reasons for staying home so it’s super easy to cast your vote in favor of our students.
1. I already made plans on Election Day, so I’ll be too busy.
We all have pretty hectic lives; between kids, school, work, family, friends and football season, your calendar can fill up pretty quickly. We totally understand, that’s why you have a whole week to go and vote early! Early voting starts this Saturday, October 10 at 8:30 AM - polls are open every day until October 17 from 8:30AM-6:00PM!
2. I don’t know who to vote for…
Take a look at the candidates our parents and educators have endorsed and find out why parents think these candidates will do the right thing for kids. Don’t forget to go all the way down the ballot – and vote for your next BESE member – the champions you elect to the state school board have the opportunity to do great things for our students.
3. I don’t know where to go!
That’s ok, we’ve got you covered – it’s pretty easy to find out where your polling place is by heading to the Secretary of State’s website, just follow this link here https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/
4. I can’t take time off work.
No vacation days left? That’s ok! Your employer is actually obligated by law to give you time to go vote, and don’t forget you’ve got a whole week of early voting opportunities starting tomorrow!
5. My vote doesn’t count.
Every vote counts – especially in an election as important as the 2015 primary on October 24 - where you have the opportunity to vote for candidates that will do what is right for kids by choosing students over politics.
See - voting will be so easy this year. And, our kids are counting on you. Get out to those polls and remember to vote for BESE members who will put kids before politics.