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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Charlotte candidates Patrick Cannon Edwin Peacock www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • Cornelius candidate Chuck Travis www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • Davidson candidate John Woods www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • Huntersville candidates Jim Puckett Jill Swain www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • Matthews candidate Jim Taylor www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • Mint Hill candidate Ted Biggers www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • Pineville candidates Libby Boatwright John Edwards George Fowler www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 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
  • 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
  • District 1 Candidates Rhonda Lennon Christine Mast www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • District 2 Candidates Thelma Byers-Bailey Richard McElrath www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • District 3 Candidate Joyce Waddell www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • District 4 Candidates Tom Tate Queen Elizabeth Thompson www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • District 5 Candidates Eric Davis Edward Donaldson www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • District 6 Candidates Paul Bailey Bolyn McClung Doug Wrona www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 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
  • Middle and High School Additional ballot questions www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Get ready to vote! www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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