By Sydney Frost, Communications Intern at CCSA
Voting is a significant civic responsibility that can bring forth meaningful change for our country. Elected officials hold considerable influence over decisions that impact early childhood education for children, families, educators and communities. However, before you vote, it is important to double-check your voter registration status.
Each year, North Carolina is legally required to remove thousands of registered voters from its voter rolls as a “maintenance routine,” that many refer to as purging. It is essential to double-check your voter registration status because this “maintenance routine” can happen to anyone, anytime (even after you’ve already registered to vote for the current election year).
How to Register to Vote
According to Democracy NC, 500,000 voters were legally removed from North Carolina voter rolls in 2019. So, how can you prevent this from happening to you? If you think that you’re already registered to vote, you can double-check your status here. If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so here.
Checking your voter registration status and registering to vote is simple and quick! Every vote is important in this election, so double-check that you’re registered to vote today. It’s important to take action and double-check now because you don’t want to discover on election day that you’re not registered to vote.
Register to Vote for Children and Families
North Carolina is a leader in early childhood education (ECE), and your vote impacts funding for educational budgets, educator salaries, nutrition and student safety. Our state’s youngest children are depending on us to vote for them this November.
One of the best ways to advocate for the ECE community is by sharing your voice through voting. It’s up to each of us to continue supporting child care programs so that North Carolina continues to be a leader in early childhood education and promotes better lives for our youngest children who depend on us.
Child Care Services Association’s (CCSA) mission is to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality child care for all families, which includes supporting the ECE workforce. CCSA is working with Democracy NC to provide important information about checking voter registration, registering to vote, absentee ballots and voting. You can find more resources at www.ncvoter.org.