Vote for Public Education
School Referenda on the Ballot this November 3
The ballot questions are being filed with the state. More to come.
You can find the full list of school referenda here.
Why vote for a referendum?
Three simple reasons.
1. Since 2009, local public schools have been losing funding—via the state budget or circuit breaker (property tax cap) laws or both—but the state has allowed school districts to use referenda to make ends meet.
2. A well-funded school is a well-resourced school—a "good school"—and well-resourced schools are essential to a community.
3. Thriving, well-resourced schools help retain property values.
Teachers and Educators on the Ballot—The List
You can find the complete list here - (please note this needs to be updated for 11/3 election) https://www.indianacoalitionforpubliced.org/teachers-educators-on-the-ballot/
How Do I Find Out if My Candidate Supports Public Education?
You ask the legislator or candidate, you ask us, you do a little homework and then share your findings. Curious as to topics you can ask? See our beliefs.
General Information on Where Current Legislators Stand
ICPE 2020 Legislative Positions
Read the 2020 ICPE legislative positions. See if your current legislators support these positions.
Legislative Report Card
The state-level Indiana Coalition for Public Education also grades our state legislators. Their position: "If legislators can grade our schools, we can grade them."
2020 grades to come!
Here are the grades state legislators received in 2018.
Here are the grades state legislators received in 2016.
Ensure You Are Registered to Vote
Moved recently? Have a family member turning 18 in 2020? Haven't voted in a while? Go to the Voter Portal here and be sure you are registered to vote. Rather register by paper? Go here.
Where Do I Vote?
Enter your address in here.
How Do I Absentee Vote Due to COVID-19?
It has yet to be decided if voters can vote by absentee mail-in ballot in the November election. However many already qualify.
You can find the most current information here.
You can request you absentee ballot online here.
If you want to make your voice heard on no-excuse absentee by mail voting, here is who you can contact:
Indiana Election Commission, Governor, and your elected officials to voice your opinion!
Indiana Election Commission
Secretary of State Lawson
League of Women Voters
More information can be found on the local League of Women Voters website. https://www.lwv-bmc.org/voter-service
Key 2020 General Election Dates
Request for Absentee Ballot for General Election Begins: May 19
Voter Registration Ends for General Election: October 5
Early In-Person Voting Begins: October 6
Request for Absentee Ballot Must Be Received By: October 22
Absentee Ballot Deadline: November 2, noon
Election Day: November 3, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Access the complete, updated calendar here.
Vote for Public Education Yard Signs and Window Clings - Show Your Support!
Get 'em here! Show you support for public education this election season by making a donation to receive a window cling or yard sign or both! All proceeds will go towards Indiana legislative candidates that support public education. The decision will be made this summer. Who will we choose? Come to our meetings or send us an email to voice your opinion. There are so many amazing candidates pro-public education candidates running this year in Indiana. We honestly are awe struck! And we are keeping an eye on them including those that are standing up against some of the major education "reformers" (privatizers) that have held office for over a decade. It will be a difficult choice. But you know what, the more funds we have, the more we can support. So please, donate!
Prefer to pay by mail?
No problem! Please email us!