IEA Votes

Together we can make a difference.

Voting for public education means voting for candidates who will support our students, our public schools and our union. 

Why We Need Adequate Revenue and a Fair Tax

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Your Voter Guide

Voting is not just filling in a circle on your ballot. Voting is having your voice be part of the future of public education.  By voting you are choosing the leaders who make the decisions that affect your classroom, school, students and pocketbook. There are upcoming elections for local school board and referendums. When the members from our local unions vote, we have the strength in numbers to impact these elections.  Make your vote count for public education by voting in the upcoming election.

Voting Resources

Starting this year, Election Day is officially a state holiday in Illinois. Make the most of your Nov. 3! If you’re so inclined, you can volunteer. Here are some ways to do so:

  • Contact your county clerk’s office. It takes many hands to run an election and county clerks across the state need help on Election Day to make things run smoothly. Some election worker positions are paid and some are volunteer. Requirements are minimal.
  • Or, contact your local party office. The two biggest political parties have county headquarters in each of Illinois’ 102 counties. Here’s how to contact Democrats and how to contact Republicans. They look for volunteers to fill a variety of needs on Election Day from driving people to the polls to feeding volunteers.
  • Or, if you have a candidate you feel strongly about, contact their campaign and volunteer on Election Day.

Together we can make a difference. Our elected officials matter. Every decision that’s made regarding public education and your school is made by those in elected office. Your advocacy for your students doesn’t end in the classroom. We have to take our fight to the polls.

Why Vote for Public Education
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