In the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 8, candidates are running for local, state, and national offices in the government. Prior to the election, it is important to spend some time determining who is running and what positions they hold on various issues. This information will help you to make an informed decision.
- Determine the candidates: The following website creates a sample ballot based on your street address: https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup. The sample ballot includes candidates at all levels of government.
- Analyze the candidates’ positions: Now that you know who’s running for office, conduct a Google search and go to the candidates’ websites, where you can analyze in-depth their positions, particularly those regarding education.
- Attend a forum hosted by a candidate: I live in Austin, Texas, and Lloyd Doggett represents my district in the United States House of Representatives. He recently a forum in my hometown that was open to the public. I had met Representative Doggett several years ago when my KDP officers and I attended an advocacy event in Washington, DC. He met with us for a few minutes outside the Capitol before an important vote on the House floor. Because I was curious about his current positions on education, I attended the forum in Austin.
Chair of the KDP Public Policy Committee