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1 GETTING INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION PROCESS FALL 2014

2 REGISTER TO VOTE  Visit Iowa Secretary of State Website – https://sos.iowa.gov https://sos.iowa.gov  Download/complete Voter Registration form – return to County Auditor’s office  No internet? Contact County Auditor

3 WHO ARE YOUR CANDIDATES?  Which district do you live in? Visit Iowa Legislature website https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find and enter your address information https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find  See complete list of candidates for the November General Election at the Secretary of State’s website

4 VISIT WITH YOUR CANDIDATES  All candidates have websites – put candidate name in search engine  Sites include list of upcoming appearances and events  No internet access – call County Auditor

5 VISIT WITH YOUR CANDIDATES  Attend candidate event – ask questions  Contact candidate directly and ask for an appointment with him or her  Invite candidate to visit your school, attend a school function

6 ASK YOUR CANDIDATE QUESTIONS!!!!!

7 STO PROGRAM  Are you aware of the School Tuition Organization (STO) Tax Credit Program?  Do you support the STO program?  Would you support expanding this tax credit cap?

8 SCHOOL CHOICE Do you consider yourself a supporter of school choice – the idea that ALL Iowa parents should have access to the educational choice that best meets their child’s needs?

9 SCHOOL CHOICES What are your thoughts on  Nonpublic schools?  Virtual schools?  Charter Schools?  Home instruction?  Public Schools?

10 PERSONAL CHOICES Do you/did you have school-age children? What schools do/did they attend?

11 EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS  Have you heard of the Education Savings Account? (ESA)  This program idea involves parents not enrolling their child in a public school receiving a deposit of state funds into an ESA to be used for educational expenses.  Would you support the creation of such a program in Iowa?

12 FEEDBACK, PLEASE Let us know of the outcome of your legislator visit. Contact: Trish Wilger Iowa ACE Executive Director

13 ELECTION DAY – NOV. 4  Locate your polling place – Voter Registration card, newspaper, County Auditor  Polls open 7am – 9pm statewide.  Unavailable that day? Absentee ballot – watch out for deadlines and rules! Auditor  Can register on election day at polling place  Encourage others – offer transportation

14 GET INFORMED! GET OUT THE VOTE!

15 P.O. Box Des Moines, Iowa


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