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Early voting and Election Day resources for kids

October 24, 2012 9:00 am
Whether you're a fan of early voting or not, it's nice having the option. You never know when a parenting crisis or last-minute business trip might prevent you from heading to the polls on Election Day. Vote early, and you won't have to worry.

Early voting began Oct. 18 and runs through Nov. 3. It's an important opportunity for parents who missed the voting registration deadline to register and vote on the same day. (You can't do that on Election Day.) It also offers parents the flexibility to vote at a time when their kids can come along to watch and experience the voting process. (Check out this fun video on MomsRising.org made by a Durham mom who took her daughter with her to vote.)  

Find an early voting site near you by visiting this "One Stop Voting Site" list. Many locations are open on weekends and weekday evenings. Make your vote count by researching the candidates running for local, state and federal positions so you can determine who best represents your viewpoints and beliefs.  

Why not make Election Day an educational experience for your kids? Check out writer Kathy Sena's "Teach Your Kids About Voting" article and Associate Editor Beth Shugg's "Spooky Books and Election Day Fun" post for cute ways to teach your kids about the importance of voting in a democracy.

Whether you're a fan of early voting or not, it's nice having the option. You never know when a parenting crisis or last-minute business trip might prevent you from heading to the polls on Election Day. Vote early, and you won't have to worry.

Early voting began Oct. 18 and runs through Nov. 3. It's an important opportunity for parents who missed the voting registration deadline to register and vote on the same day. (You can't do that on Election Day.) It also offers parents the flexibility to vote at a time when their kids can come along to watch and experience the voting process. (Check out this fun video on MomsRising.org made by a Durham mom who took her daughter with her to vote.)  

Find an early voting site near you by visiting this "One Stop Voting Site" list. Many locations are open on weekends and weekday evenings. Make your vote count by researching the candidates running for local, state and federal positions so you can determine who best represents your viewpoints and beliefs.  

Why not make Election Day an educational experience for your kids? Check out writer Kathy Sena's "Teach Your Kids About Voting" article and Associate Editor Beth Shugg's "Spooky Books and Election Day Fun" post for cute ways to teach your kids about the importance of voting in a democracy.
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