Op-Ed: Move school board elections to boost parent turnout
This article originally appeared in USA Today on March 15, 2023
Today, state legislators have an important opportunity to help ensure that the voices of all Americans are heard. As the American experiment continues, state governments can adapt their laws to structures that protect the rights of all citizens. Legislatures in the states now face an opportunity to do just that and expand the accessibility of the ballot to all voters.
In our republic, elections are not just a means of choosing government officials but are a conversation between the electorate and the elected. The act of voting allows citizens to voice their opinions on the direction the government is headed and to provide opportunity to change course as needed. Yet, when voters are purposefully not given adequate notification that an election is approaching, the election results will not accurately reflect a community’s voice.
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