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As you probably know, the elections upcoming in 2024 will be critical for public education in Texas. Public education needs the support of legislators who see the value of our community public schools. We need to stress the importance of adequate pay and respect for public educators, safety with adequate funding for new requirements, and funding school districts without tying funding to vouchers.
Please don’t assume that you can worry about those issues before the general election in November. Please make sure that you are registered to vote (you can find information on registration here: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/update-voter-registration.htmldeadline or by calling 1-800-252-VOTE ! Make a plan to vote in the primary elections on March 5, 2024 (early voting begins February 20th).
You can find more information about candidates at the following sites:
· Texas Educators Vote
· Teach the Vote
· Texas Teachers Vote
· League of Women Voters – Vote411
In most places in our state, the primary elections determine the ultimate winner. If your voice is going to be heard, it MUST begin with voting in the primary election.
In Texas, anyone can vote in either the Democrat or Republican primary regardless of how you have voted in the past, or how you intend to vote in November’s general election.
Our goal should be to choose candidates who will represent their constituents and our schools well, regardless of party affiliation.
The deadline to register to vote is Monday, February 5th.
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Merkel Independent School District
314 Manchester | Merkel, TX 79536
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