engage2learn works with partner districts across Texas and even the United States. We often hear our partner districts talking about the importance of molding students to be active, contributing citizens.
The foundational principle of this citizenship in America’s democracy is voting.
Too often we see that educators aren’t able to make it to the polls, despite the fact that election outcomes have a huge impact on public education.
There are more than 300,000 public school teachers in Texas alone. Election outcomes matter for educators across the state, and they need to make their voice heard.
Why it matters that educators vote
Did you know that the upcoming March 6 primary elections will determine 90% of Texas elections? That fact alone should have us scrambling to the polls!
The reality is that educators work in the public sector, which is subject to election outcomes and voting. Texas citizens vote for representatives who determine public school funding, teacher salaries, and more.
A big reason people don’t vote is because they don’t believe their vote matters. “What is my puny vote going to do?”
Your vote isn’t small or insignificant. When Texas’s 300,000 teachers make their voices heard, we ensure that public education is moving in a direction that best represents the interests of teachers and their students.
How and when to vote
Voting doesn’t have to be confusing, either. We’ve done all the hard work for you here.
We recommend early voting from February 20 (today!) – March 2. Avoid the long lines and breeze through voting in just minutes. The actual primary is on March 6 if you can’t make it to early voting.
Here is how you can vote:
- First, make sure you’re registered to vote. You can either check your voter registration card, or check your status on this website.
- Now determine when and where you can vote. During early voting, you can vote at ANY early voting location. On Election Day (March 6), you can only vote at your assigned voting location. Please check VoteTexas for details on your assigned voting location. But hey, if you don’t want to go to an assigned location, just do early voting!
- Go to your early voting or Election Day location. Be sure to bring your driver’s license and/or voter registration card.
- Get a snazzy “I Voted” sticker and go about your day.
Share your #IVoted selfie with us!
Exercise your right to vote and show it off! Tweet @engage_learning with your “I Voted” sticker. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #EducatorsChoose.
Thanks for being a voice for education!