August & November 2018 Elections:
Be sure to vote in the August 2018 Primaries and November General elections!!! Our school board area has 2 seats up for election this year: District 2 (our district) and District 6 (at-large countywide seat). If a school board candidate captures 51% of the votes in the August primaries, they will be elected to the Board without having to advance to the November elections so it’s very important to vote in August!
The general elections in November for state level representatives (FL House of Representatives & FL Senate) are critical to for public education since most of our funding and polices are decided by the FL Legislature.
You can now register to vote & check/change your voter registration online!! If you want to register to vote, update your registration or are unsure if/how you are registered, click here.
Know Who Your State Legislators Are and Their Voting Records:
You can find your State Legislators here. Email and call them during the Session when bills are pending. Be specific about what action you would like them to take. Sample emails are provided by the Alliance for Public Schools and other sources.
August & November Registration Deadlines & Voting Dates:
2018 Primary Election
Early Voting: August 13 – August 26, 2018, 10am – 6pm
Election Day Voting: August 28, 2018, 7am – 7pm
Registration Deadline: July 30, 2018
2018 General Election
Early Voting: October 22 – November 4, 2018, 7am – 7pm
Election Day Voting: November 6, 2018, 7am – 7pm
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2018
2018 Constitution Revision Commission:
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) meets once every 20 years to amend the FL Constitution. This is one of those years! Amendments they propose will be on the November ballot and require 60% favorable votes to pass. The following proposed amendment will be on the November ballot and affect public education:
- Amendment 8: This proposal combines 3 very different amendments into one ballot item. If passed, the amendment will remove district school board oversight of charter schools and assign independent oversight, limit school board member terms, and promote civic education. Although part of the 3 may be appealing, a yes vote passes all 3 amendments, including giving the state independent oversight of schools not established by the school board.