Are you registered to vote?

One of the privileges and duties we have as citizens of the United States of America is to vote.  As parents we can set an example of citizenship for our children by exercising this privilege and duty when we vote in both national and local elections.  The duty portion comes into play when we take the time and effort to become informed regarding the candidates and issues on the ballot so we can cast informed votes.  Some parents take their children with them to the polling places so children become familiar/comfortable with the voting process.

District Wide Parents’ Council (DWPC) believes that parent’s voices are so important within the school community that there should be at LEAST one person voting on behalf of every child within the school district and to that end DWPC’s ongoing One Child, One Vote committee strives to encourage voter participation through ongoing voter registration efforts as well as  get-out-the-vote efforts at election and/or budget vote times.  If you would like to become involved in DWPC’s One Child, One Vote effort, you will find committee contact information on the DWPC website.

Are you registered to vote?  If not, it is very easy to get registered.  You may register online

New York State Board of Elections Register to Vote

or you may pick up a voter registration form at the Board of Elections on Wall Street in Kingston.

In order to vote in the Kingston School Board of Education Election/School Budget Vote on May 20, 2014 you will need to be registered by May 6, 2014.  Voting locations for the Election/Budget Vote are listed here and an absentee ballot may be obtained here.