Election 2013

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Election vocabulary
 Vote
– Make a decision

 Candidate
– A person running for office

 Office
– An elected role in gov...
Political parties
Groups of people who have similar ideas
Major US political parties
• Democrats www.democrats.org
• Rep...
On the ballot
Grades K-2
– Mayor

Grades 3-5

– Mayor
– School Board
– CMS Education Bond

Grades 6-12

– Mayor and Cit...
City and town government
A city or town is a unit of government
Cities and towns are located within counties
• 100 count...
Mayor
 Different mayor in each city or town

– Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews,
Mint Hill & Pinevi...
Charlotte candidates

Patrick Cannon

Edwin Peacock

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Cornelius candidate

Chuck Travis

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Davidson candidate

John Woods

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Huntersville candidates

Jim Puckett

Jill Swain

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Matthews candidate

Jim Taylor

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Mint Hill candidate

Ted Biggers

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Pineville candidates

Libby Boatwright

John Edwards

George Fowler

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School Board
School board = Board of Education
Nonpartisan office, 4-year terms
9 total seats on school board
• 6 Distr...
Role of School Board
Hire/fire superintendent
Establish school district policy
Review and approve budgets
• Annual oper...
District 1 Candidates

Rhonda Lennon

Christine Mast

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District 2 Candidates

Thelma Byers-Bailey

Richard McElrath

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District 3 Candidate

Joyce Waddell

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District 4 Candidates

Tom Tate

Queen Elizabeth Thompson

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District 5 Candidates

Eric Davis

Edward Donaldson

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District 6 Candidates

Paul Bailey

Bolyn McClung

Doug Wrona

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CMS $290 million bond
A bond is a way for governments to
borrow money to finance capital
projects.
• Capital projects = co...
Middle and High School
Additional ballot questions

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City and town council
 Vote for the candidates in your city or town only!
 Mayor and council in each city and town
 Cou...
Charlotte At-Large
At-Large = Represents entire city
4 seats available
 Candidates
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Michael Barnes
Eric...
Charlotte Districts
District 1
– Patsy Kinsey

District 2
– Al Austin
– Darryl Broome

District 3
– LaWana Mayfield
– E...
North Mecklenburg towns
 Cornelius
5 seats
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 Davidson
5 seats

Del Arrendale
John R. Bradford, III
Jim...
South Mecklenburg Towns
 Matthews
6 seats
– John F. Higdon
– Gina S. Hoover
– Christopher L.
Melton
– Jeff Miller
– Joe P...
Student referendum
 It is important to learn, think, and decide
about civic issues. What’s your opinion?
•
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Change cont...
Get ready to vote!

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Read and learn
Start with an issue YOU care about
– Education, environment, safety, transportation,
economy/jobs, childre...
Read, think, decide
1. Learn about the candidates
2. Think about the information
3. Choose candidates you like best
4. Vot...
Think
Does this information help me?
Is it from a good, truthful source?
Does it fit with other facts I know?
How does...
Choose a candidate
Review
– What did each candidate say? Did they…
• Have ideas or solutions…
• …or complain a lot?
• Ask...
Vote
Who do YOU think should win in Election
2013? Make your voice heard!
– K-12 students vote Oct. 22-Nov. 5
– www.gener...
After the election
 Look for official election results
– Adult vote
• Board of Elections www.meckboe.org and www.ncsbe.go...
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  1. 1. Election 2013 Teachers: this is an editable presentation. Use only the slides that apply to your location and grade levels. Please check the website for the student candidate guide, curriculum and other tools. www.generationnation.org www.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  Local government – People elected to make decisions about local services such as roads and schools www.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 town offices, school board and judges www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  5. 5. On the ballot Grades K-2 – Mayor Grades 3-5 – Mayor – School Board – CMS Education Bond Grades 6-12 – Mayor and City or Town Council – School Board – CMS Education Bond and Student Referendum www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  6. 6. City and town government A city or town is a unit of government Cities and towns are located within counties • 100 counties in N.C. Each level of government has its own elected officials, staff, services, budget City and town services • Includes police, fire, land use, transportation, economic development, neighborhood improvements www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  7. 7. Mayor  Different mayor in each city or town – Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill & Pineville  Represents the city or town, chief spokesperson  Leads City Council or Town Council meetings • Votes in the event of a tie; can veto a vote  Works with city or town council • To establish community priorities, set policy, approve budget and city or town tax rates, create local laws and other duties  2-year term  Learn about the candidates www.generationnation.org/index.php/election/candidateguide2013 www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  8. 8. Charlotte candidates Patrick Cannon Edwin Peacock www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  9. 9. Cornelius candidate Chuck Travis www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  10. 10. Davidson candidate John Woods www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  11. 11. Huntersville candidates Jim Puckett Jill Swain www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  12. 12. Matthews candidate Jim Taylor www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  13. 13. Mint Hill candidate Ted Biggers www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  14. 14. Pineville candidates Libby Boatwright John Edwards George Fowler www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  15. 15. School Board School board = Board of Education Nonpartisan office, 4-year terms 9 total seats on school board • 6 District: officials represent just one part of the community (next election: 2013) • 3 At-Large: officials represent whole county (next election: 2015)  Learn about the candidates and identify your district www.generationnation.org/documents/el2013cmsbd.pdf www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  16. 16. Role of School Board Hire/fire superintendent Establish school district policy Review and approve budgets • Annual operating and capital (construction) Approve student assignment boundaries Oversee the management of school system’s major systems • Includes curriculum, teachers, transportation www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  17. 17. District 1 Candidates Rhonda Lennon Christine Mast www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  18. 18. District 2 Candidates Thelma Byers-Bailey Richard McElrath www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  19. 19. District 3 Candidate Joyce Waddell www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  20. 20. District 4 Candidates Tom Tate Queen Elizabeth Thompson www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  21. 21. District 5 Candidates Eric Davis Edward Donaldson www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  22. 22. District 6 Candidates Paul Bailey Bolyn McClung Doug Wrona www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  23. 23. CMS $290 million bond A bond is a way for governments to borrow money to finance capital projects. • Capital projects = construction and building Citizens vote for or against the bonds in a ballot referendum. Learn about the bond www.generationnation.org/index.php/election/candidateguide2013 www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  24. 24. Middle and High School Additional ballot questions www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  25. 25. City and town council  Vote for the candidates in your city or town only!  Mayor and council in each city and town  Council-manager form of government – Professional manager administers policies and manages city or town government – Elected council and mayor; 2-year terms  Role – Prioritize community needs, set policy, approve budget, levy taxes, create ordinances  Learn about the candidates www.generationnation.org/index.php/election/candidateguide2013 www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  26. 26. Charlotte At-Large At-Large = Represents entire city 4 seats available  Candidates • • • • • • • • • Michael Barnes Eric A. Cable Claire Fallon Vanessa Faura Mark Frietch Ken Harris David Howard Vi Alexander Lyles Dennis Peterson www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  27. 27. Charlotte Districts District 1 – Patsy Kinsey District 2 – Al Austin – Darryl Broome District 3 – LaWana Mayfield – Eric Netter – C. Travis Wheat  District 4 – Greg Phipps – Michael Zytkow  District 5 – John Autry  District 6 – Kenny Smith  District 7 – Bakari Burton – Ed Driggs www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  28. 28. North Mecklenburg towns  Cornelius 5 seats – – – – – – – – –  Davidson 5 seats Del Arrendale John R. Bradford, III Jim Duke Dave Gilroy Michael F. Miltich J. R. Mount Thurman Ross, Jr. William C. Sykes Woody Washam, Jr. – – – – – – – – Stacey Anderson Beth Cashion Jim Fuller Rodney Graham Brian Jenest Rick Short Connie J. Wessner Vince Winegardner  Huntersville 6 seats – – – – – – – – – – Melinda Bales Lawrence Brinson Franklin Freeman Charles S. Guignard Ron Julian Rob Kidwell Sarah R. McAulay Jeff Neely Danny Phillips Nick Walsh www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  29. 29. South Mecklenburg Towns  Matthews 6 seats – John F. Higdon – Gina S. Hoover – Christopher L. Melton – Jeff Miller – Joe Pata – Kress Query – John Ross – John R. Urban  Mint Hill 4 seats – – – – – – – – –  Pineville Lloyd D. Austin Dale Dalton Carl Mickey Ellington Rich Ferretti Harry Marsh Brenda McRae Richard (Fig) Newton Eric Random Katrina (Tina) Weaver Ross 4 seats – Al (Billy) Baskins – Melissa Rogers Davis – Jim Eschert – Deborah B. Fowler – Les Gladden – Kevin Icard – David Phillips www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  30. 30. Student referendum  It is important to learn, think, and decide about civic issues. What’s your opinion? • • Change control of the Charlotte airport? Require citizens to show identification before voting?  Learn about the issues www.generationnation.org/index.php/election/candidateguide2013 www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  31. 31. Get ready to vote! www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  32. 32. 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 Student Candidate Guide www.generationnation.org – Includes candidate debate videos and other information • Charlotte Observer www.charlotteobserver.com Educational resources and tools • www.generationnation.org/index.php/learn/entry/learning-opportunity-election-2013 www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  33. 33. 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 actions www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  34. 34. 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 parties www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Vote Who do YOU think should win in Election 2013? Make your voice heard! – K-12 students vote Oct. 22-Nov. 5 – www.generationnation.org – Results announced November 5 (evening) Voting options • Vote at school • Vote online, anywhere • Vote at Kids Voting booths at certain polling places on Oct. 26, Nov. 1, Nov. 2, and Nov. 5 www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  37. 37. 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 officials – Teens, join the youth council www.generationnation.org/index.php/youthvoice www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
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