On May 4, 2018, Delaware Public Media ran a radio interview and published an article on DelawareCAN’s awareness-raising efforts around upcoming school board elections:
According to DelawareCAN founder and director Atnre Alleyne, turnout can be as low as roughly 1% of registered voters in a district.
“That number does not speak to the values and the desire that we have to see all of our students succeed and have a high quality of education,” he said.
So DelawareCAN launched its “Who Runs Our Schools” campaign.
It’s an effort to educate Delaware voters about the people serving on and running for school boards. Lack of awareness is the biggest barrier to voter turnout, says Alleyne.