Get an `A’ in Voting campaign urges voter registration and participation

School leaders are being urged to try to “Get an `A’ in Voting,” as part of a new public awareness campaign in which eligible Kansas voters are encouraged to register to vote and then cast ballots in the upcoming general election. 

The non-partisan campaign hopes to foster community engagement in the democratic process of electing our representative leaders. The Nov. 6 election will greatly affect the direction of Kansas.  

To check voter registration status, go to this link. 

To register to vote, or apply to vote by mail, go to this link. 

For more information on “Get an `A’ in Voting,” go to this link. 

School board members, administrators, teachers and staff can help people in their organizations get registered to vote by doing the following: 

  1. Hang up voter registration signs in your school hallways that have website information to help get people signed up.
  2. Host voter registration events at sporting events, PTA events, back to school nights, parent- teacher conferences, etc. People can register until Oct. 16. Don’t miss an opportunity to make voter registration easy for everyone in your community.
  3. Get students involved by having them ask their parents if they are registered and if not, have them encourage their parents to get registered.
  4. Work collaboratively with local nursing homes in a civic engagement or community service event to have students take absentee ballots by these locations.
  5. Hold friendly registration competitions and award prizes (example: building with highest percent of staff registered or classroom with highest percent of parents registered).
  6. Have the journalism or communication classes make public service announcements about the importance of being registered to vote.
  7. Place reminders on district digital signs.
  8. Post and repost social media the voter registration campaign on district accounts.

A reminder, this effort is strictly non-partisan. Administrators and teachers may lead civic participation activities to support registering to vote, facilitate voting opportunities for staff and students, and celebrate voting, but public resources, no matter how small, cannot be used to advocate for or against an issue or candidate. 

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