On the heels of the 2020 Presidential Debate that occurred this past Tuesday the final push to vote is upon us! North Carolina is a State that has both Candidates attention which is an even more important reason to know who and what is on the ballot for the November election and why you should be registered to vote. Voting deadlines across the country are different . We want to make sure if you are not registered that you know the proper deadlines. In North Carolina:
Election day is Nov. 3
Online: Oct. 9
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 9
In person: Oct. 9
Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Oct. 27
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
Return in person: Nov. 3 by 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 15 – Oct. 31, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
After the regular voter registration deadline of Friday, October 9, 2020, you can register and vote in person at one-stop sites during the early voting period, which runs from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020. This process is known as same-day registration. Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. Within two business days, the county board of elections will review the registration and the registrant’s address. Your vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that you are not qualified to vote
While you are thinking about registering, make sure you register your child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! What is this Program you ask? Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) and Smart Start are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children through funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly. During the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina state lawmakers included $3.5 in the first year of the budget and $7 million in the second year for the Smart Start network to offer free books through DPIL to children across the state. DPIL is a program created to foster a love of reading among children aged birth to five through the gift of a specially selected book delivered right to their home each month. Every child birth to 5 years of age in Durham County is elidable for this Program at NO cost.
Question of the Week
Question: Do I have to pay for a slot I receive from the Universal Pre-K Application?
Answer: When families apply for PreK in Durham, they should fill out the Universal Pre-K Application to be considered for slots in NC Pre-K and Durham PreK private sites, Durham Public Schools, and Durham Head Start. Families that are 400% at or above the Federal Poverty Line for that year will pay a parent fee based on income and family size. For the 2020-2021 school year, the Durham PreK Governance Committee has voted to suspend all parent fees for the year, making all slots free for families who are placed. If your child is 4 years old and you have not yet applied for PreK, visit https://www.durhamprek.org/families/enrollment/ and fill out the online application.
To ensure every child in Durham enters school ready to succeed, we lead community strategies for children birth to age 5 and their families that promote healthy development and learning and enhance access to high quality care.
Jim & Carolyn Hunt Child Care Resource Center
1201 S. Briggs Ave., Suite 100
Durham, NC 27703
Phone number: (919) 403-6960
Fax number: (919) 403-6963
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