Voter Mobilization

Why Your Vote Matters for Education

Voting is a critical way to be civically engaged and help shape the future of education in Atlanta. The upcoming general elections allow you to let your voice be heard! 

Atlanta schools will face another critical moment this November. In this election, we’ll elect school board officials to 5 odd district seats representing six geographical districts and three “at-large” districts. We need to vote like our children’s futures depend on it – because they do.

The APS Board has an incredibly important role to play in decisions impacting Atlanta’s children. The Atlanta Board of Education establishes and approves the policies that govern the Atlanta Public School system.  The Board consists of nine members, representing six geographical districts and three “at-large” districts; in the November 2023 election, there will be odd district seats 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

The APS Superintendent’s contract was not renewed this year. The APS Board will confirm a new superintendent overseeing the entire district. This person will become the most important education official in the city of Atlanta. 

Make sure you are registered to vote to make your voice heard! The deadline to register for the Nov. 7 school board election is Oct. 10. Check your voter registration status and make a plan to vote on Nov. 7.

What is Voter Mobilization?

Voting is incredibly important, especially when it comes to the education of future generations. Voter mobilization is the process of encouraging and getting citizens to vote. Our goal is to make sure that all are registered to vote, and that they have the information they need to make the most educated decision possible. redefinED atlanta wants to make sure that you are properly registered for voting, well-educated when it comes to vote, and that you feel empowered to actually vote.

Voter mobilization is important for education

Importance of Voter Mobilization

The right to vote is a freedom that is often passed up on by a lot of Americans, even though it greatly impacts future generations, and even the education of kids everywhere in Georgia. Overall voting rates have fallen to an all-time low in recent years, while some American citizens are still without voting rights. Others also face voting restrictions or uncessary challenges that can prevent them from exercising their right to vote. Taking action and voting is more important than ever.

Key Dates for 2023 School Board Special Elections

  • Oct. 10, 2023 – Deadline for voter registration
  • Oct. 16, 2023 – Early voting begins
  • Oct. 28, 2023 – Early voting ends
  • Nov. 7, 2023 – Election Day

How to Register to Vote or Check Voter Status

If you’re interested in casting your vote in the 2023 school board elections or interested in learning about your voter status, please click the link and visit the Georgia Secretary of State website! Additionally, remember that is important to use your voice and to vote for Atlanta education.

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