Presentation on theme: "GETTING INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION PROCESS FALL 2014."— Presentation transcript:
GETTING INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION PROCESS FALL 2014
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
SCHOOL CHOICES What are your thoughts on Nonpublic schools? Virtual schools? Charter Schools? Home instruction? Public Schools?
PERSONAL CHOICES Do you/did you have school-age children? What schools do/did they attend?
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?
FEEDBACK, PLEASE Let us know of the outcome of your legislator visit. Contact: Trish Wilger Iowa ACE Executive Director 515.323.0687 firstname.lastname@example.org
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