Election 2012 - Middle and High School

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Election 2012 - Middle and High School

  1. 1. Election 2012 Grades 6-12www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  2. 2. www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  3. 3. Election vocabulary  Vote – Make a decision  Candidate – A person running for office  Office – An elected role in government  Referendum – A public vote on a question, policy or issue  Electoral College – Constitutional process by which the President is elected by state representatives, or Electorswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  4. 4. Political parties Groups of people who have similar ideas Major US political parties • Democrats www.democrats.org • Republicans www.gop.com • Libertarians www.lp.org Some government offices are nonpartisan • The individual candidates can have political ideas but don’t officially run as members of a political party • Includes school board and judgeswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  5. 5. On the ballot President Governor US House of Representatives Mecklenburg ballot – County Commission – Student referendum – Optional online ballot is available containing ALL offices on adult ballotwww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  6. 6. President President – 4-year term Role – Makes decisions – Works with Congress – Works with other countries – Follows and enforces U.S. laws – Leads the military – Represents the United Stateswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  7. 7. Candidates Barack Obama (D) Mitt Romney (R) Gary Johnson (L)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  8. 8. Governor  Governor – 4-year terms  Role – Reports to the General Assembly on the business of North Carolina – Recommends a budget to the General Assembly and administers a balanced budget – Leads the state’s military forces (except when forces are called into action by the US) – Names state officers, such as judges – Signs North Carolina lawswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  9. 9. Candidates Walter Dalton (D) Pat McCrory (R) Barbara Howe (L)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  10. 10. U.S. House of Representatives  Representative – 2-year terms  Role includes: – Represents North Carolina residents in Congress – Makes decisions – Works with the Senate to create and approve legislation – Initiates revenue bills, including taxes – Can impeach officials – Elects the President in the event of an electoral deadlockwww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  11. 11. Congressional Districts  Mecklenburg – Mostly 9 & 12 5 – Small part of 8  Region (approx. locations) 12 – 5 – North of Charlotte 10 Charlotte – 8 – East of Charlotte 9 8 – 9 – Parts of Mecklenburg, Union, and Iredell Look up your district – 10 – West of Charlotte http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.u – 12 – Along I-85 s/webapps/redistrict/NCRedistr ictMapSingle.html? 2468608,,Congressional,2011www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  12. 12. CandidatesDistrict 9 If you live in District 9, vote for one (1) candidate in your party – Jennifer Roberts (D) – Robert Pittenger (R) – Curtis Campbell (L)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  13. 13. CandidatesDistrict 12 If you live in District 12, vote for one (1) candidate in your party – Mel Watt (D) – Jack Brosch (R)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  14. 14. CandidatesDistrict 8 If you live in District 8, vote for one (1) candidate in your party – Larry Kissell (D) – Richard Hudson (R)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  15. 15. CandidatesDistrict 5 If you live in District 5, vote for one (1) candidate in your party – Elisabeth Motsinger (D) – Virginia Foxx (R)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  16. 16. CandidatesDistrict 10 If you live in District 10, vote for one (1) candidate in your party – Patsy Keever (D) – Patrick McHenry (R)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  17. 17. County Commission Governing body for Mecklenburg County • 3 At-Large members represent entire county; 6 District members represent districts Responsibilities of the BOCC include: • Adopt the annual county budget • Set the property tax rate • Define county priorities and policies (health, safety, education, environment, social services) • Hire the county manager, a professional who manages the daily operations of the countywww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  18. 18. Candidates At-Large (vote for 3) • Pat Cotham (D) • Trevor Fuller (D) • Kim Ratliff (D) • Jason Bateman (L) • Michael Hobbs (R) • James Peterson (R) • Wayne Powers (R)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  19. 19. Candidates  Districts (vote for one candidate in your district) • District 1: Keith Bradford (D), Karen Bentley (R) • District 2: Vilma Leake (D), Kevin Spitzmiller (R) • District 3: George Dunlap (D) • District 4: Dumont Clarke (D) • District 5: Paula Harvey (D), Matthew Ridenhour (R) • District 6: Connie Green-Johnson (D), Bill James (R) – Look up your district • By CMS school address (or find closest school to your location as a guide): http://www.generationnation.org/documents/2012electiondistricts.pdfwww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  20. 20. Student referendum Local officials want to know what YOU think! Make your voice heard. • City • County • CMS/Schools questions All students are invited to participate – you do not have to attend CMS or live in the city to have an opinion!www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  21. 21. City City officials are thinking about a plan to make the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County one unit of government instead of having 2 different governments, groups of officials, and budgets within the same community. – Do you agree with this idea? • Yes • Nowww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  22. 22. County You are a leader deciding on next year’s county budget. You have extra money. What will you do with the extra funds? • Make the community nicer (parks, libraries, environment) • Help people in need (health, job training, social services) • Save the money for future uses • Lower county taxeswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  23. 23. Schools – Question 1 Which new magnet school program would you like to see at CMS? • Museum • Health and Wellness • Teaching • Broadcast and Communication • Leadership • Residential (live on campus)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  24. 24. Schools – Question 2 To help you learn better, what do you need more of in your classroom? • Technology • Guest speakers to talk about real work and life experiences • Opportunities for real-world problem solving • Partner with similar classrooms across the US/worldwww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  25. 25. Schools – Question 3 Which new Career and Technical Education program would you like to see at CMS? • Cosmetology (beauty services) • Automotive • Construction • Horticulture (plants, gardening, landscaping) • Culinary (cooking, food)www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  26. 26. Read, think, decide 1. Learn about the candidates 2. Think about the information 3. Choose candidates you like best 4. Vote 5. After the election, keep track of the candidates & their promises and actionswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  27. 27. Read and learn Start with an issue YOU care about – Education, environment, safety, transportation, economy/jobs, children, neighborhoods, teachers Find information about the candidates • GenerationNation www.generationnation.org/k12in2012 – Includes candidate debate videos and other information • Charlotte Observer www.charlotteobserver.com • NC Voter Guide www.ncvoterguide.orgwww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  28. 28. Think Does this information help me? Is it from a good, truthful source? Does it fit with other facts I know? How does it make me feel? Do I know enough to make a decision? • If not, learn and read more • Tip: Focus on the individual candidates, their ideas and solutions instead of political partieswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  29. 29. Choose a candidate Review – What did each candidate say? Did they… • Have ideas or solutions… • …or complain a lot? • Ask questions? Decide – Which one do you agree with the most? – Based on the information you know, do you think the candidate will do a good job?www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  30. 30. Vote Who do YOU think should win in Election 2012? Make your voice heard! – K-12 students vote Oct. 22-Nov. 6 – www.generationnation.org – Results announced November 6 (evening) Voting options • Vote at school • Vote online, anywhere • Vote at Kids Voting booths at designated polling places on Oct. 27, Oct. 29, Nov. 3 and Nov. 6www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  31. 31. After the election Look for official election results – Adult vote • Board of Elections www.meckboe.org and www.ncsbe.gov • Media www.charlotteobserver.com – Student vote • www.generationnation.org and www.facebook.com/GenerationNation • Did students elect different candidates? Keep track of the winning candidates – Do they keep their campaign promises? – Do they make good decisions? Stay involved – Watch or attend government meetings, write letters or email officialswww.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation

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