The League of Women Voters and Network Delaware are partnering in 2019 to raise public awareness about the May 14 school board elections and provide online voter guides with information about the candidates running for office. LWV and Network DE are both non-partisan, multi-issue civic engagement organizations which do not endorse candidates.
Typically only a tiny fraction of district residents... far less than 10%... turn out to elect the new school board members each year. With your help, we aim to change that in 2019. Everyone, please talk up the school board elections with your friends and neighbors, and freely share the flier attached at the bottom of this article.
The impact of our school districts extends beyond the classroom, as they influence economic development, housing prices, and much more. We all have a stake in our schools! Plan ahead and Pledge to Vote on Tuesday May 14. You don't have to have children enrolled in school, or even be pre-registered in order to vote. You just need to bring proof of age and address, to show that you live in the district and are at least 18 years old.
Network Delaware's WhoRunsOurSchools.com guide provides general background information and an overview of all school board races in Delaware. LWV's VOTE411.org narrows down on the specific candidates on your own ballot. Both are terrific resources to help voters learn about the Delaware school board candidates before heading to the polls.
- Who: Network Delaware, League of Women Voters of New Castle County, League of Women Voters of Sussex County
- What: 2019 School Board Voters Guide
- When: both guides are live as of 3/19/2019, and will remain available through school board election day, 5/14/2019
- Where: online at https://whorunsourschools.com and https://www.VOTE411.org
- Why: to help the public learn more about the candidates running for School Board in every school district.