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  • 1. Election 2010 Grades K-5 www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 2. Election vocabulary Election – a vote to decide who will be in political office Vote – making a decision Candidate – a person running for office Office – an elected job in local, state or national government Ballot – where candidates are listed and votes are made www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 3. Political parties Groups of people who have similar ideas Major US political parties – Democrats – Republicans – Libertarians Voting tip: – Focus more on the individual candidates, their ideas and solutions than the parties www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 4. On the ballot Grades K-5 – United States Senate – Mecklenburg County Sheriff Grades 3-5 – Mecklenburg County Commission Grades 6-12 – Vote on additional races www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 5. United States Senate The Senator: – Represents NC in the United States Senate – Makes decisions – Works with others… • …to make national laws and policies on topics such as education, the environment, highways, taxes and global issues www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 6. United States Senate Vote for 1 candidate Elaine Marshall Richard Burr Michael Beitler www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 7. Sheriff The Sheriff oversees: – The operation of jails – Delivery of legal papers (lawsuits) – Courthouse security – The Sheriff's Department, the county's law enforcement agency The Sheriff’s Office and the Police Department serve different functions www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 8. Sheriff Vote for 1 candidate Chipp Bailey Christopher Hailey www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 9. County Commission The County Commission: – Adopts the annual county budget – Sets the property tax rate – Defines county priorities and policies • on services such as parks, libraries, schools, health – Hires the county manager • a professional who manages the daily operations of the county www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 10. County Commission Vote for 1-3 candidates Harold Dan Jennifer Jim Dan Corey Jack Cogdell Murrey Roberts Pendergraph Ramirez Thompson Stratton www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 11. Read, think, decide 1. Learn about the candidates 2. Think about the information 3. Choose a candidate 4. Vote 5. After the election, keep track of the candidates, their promises and actions www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 12. Read and learn A helpful place to start: pick an issue you care about – Education, environment, health, neighborhoods, safety, children Find information about the candidates – www.kidsvoting.org – www.charmeckvotes.org – www.charlotteobserver.com – Candidate websites – Videos of debates and interviews – Other sources? www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 13. Think Does this information help me? Is it from a good, truthful source? Does it fit other facts I know? How does it make me feel? Do I know enough to make a decision? – If not, learn and read more www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 14. Choose a candidate What does each candidate say? – Ideas? – Solutions? – Complaints? – Questions? Which one do you agree with the most? Will the candidate will do a good job? www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 15. Vote At school Online At voting sites – Early Voting – Election Day Ask your teacher or parents how you can vote in Election 2010 Visit www.kidsvoting.org to learn more www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  • 16. After the election Look for election results – Compare the results of the official election with the student vote 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 officials www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt

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