Reminder: Wake Tech Closed on Monday For Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 21, 2019 is Martin Luther King Jr Day – a national holiday. Observing the holiday, Wake Tech College is closed on Monday and there are no ESL classes. 

Martin Luther King Jr was an important figure in the American civil rights movement and worked for equal rights for all. He believed in the power of ordinary people using nonviolent acts of resistance such as boycotts to influence major social change. Most of all, he believed in the right of all people, no matter their background, to live side by side in our society with equal rights and dignity.

His words still have a profound meaning in our current times and continue to inspire us.

Civics website – for student use, teacher resource, & lesson planning

Here is a recently-discovered Civics website, with some excellent resources, as well as lesson plans and interactive games.

About the website: iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. It was founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. You can read more about the organization here:

Thanks to Holly Williams for this contribution.

Obama wins a second term as U.S. President

Photo by Intel Photos, Mark Knupffer; Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Photo by Intel Photos, Mark Knupffer; Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected to a second 4-year term as President of the United States.

To find out which states voted for Obama and which voted for Romney, take a look at this interactive map of the U.S.  If more than 50% of the people in a state voted for Romney, the state is “red”, if more than 50% voted for Obama, the state is “blue.”


Early voting (and voter registration!), Oct 18-Nov.3

Early voting began on Thursday Oct. 18 and will continue until Saturday, November 3.

If you haven’t registered to vote yet, you’re in luck! During early voting you may register AND vote at the same time. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there is no voter registration, only voting.

Here is a link for the early voting places, days and times for Wake County. If you are a U.S. citizen and are over 18, do your duty and GO VOTE!

(You must choose “Wake County” and then click “Search” to see the places, days and times.)

This is a big election that will help decide the future of our city, county, state and country for the next several years. There is also a referendum on funding (money) for Wake Tech Community College – that’s us! (A referendum is a “yes or no” vote on an issue – by the people of that area.)

Register to Vote! – October 12th is the last day to register!

Have you Registered to Vote? It’s quick and easy!  If you are a U.S. citizen and will be 18 years old by this election day (Tuesday, November 6, 2012) you may register and vote in this election.

To register, complete the NC Voter Registration Application fill-in form, print, sign, and mail it to Wake County Board of Elections, PO Box 695, Raleigh, NC 27602                                 OR

Stop in during one of Wake Tech’s Voter Registration Drives:

9/27/12     Public Safety Education Campus

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
9/28/12     Northern Wake Campus 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10/1/12     Health Sciences Campus 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10/2/12     Western Wake Campus 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10/3/12     Main Campus 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

At other times, you may get your voter registration form while on campus: Main Campus, Student Services Building, Room 137; Northern Wake Campus, Building D, Room 206; and Health Sciences Campus, Building 2, Room 157.

Vote Early at Wake Tech!

Early voting begins on Oct. 18 in Building E on the Northern Wake Campus, and Oct. 24 in the Early Childhood Building on Main Campus.

To sign up for election reminders or request an absentee ballot, visit:

(*This website is available in both English and Spanish)

2012 General Election Calendar

October 12       Last day to register to vote or update registration information

October 18       Early voting begins at Wake Tech – View locations, dates, and times.

October 30       Last day to submit requests for absentee by mail ballots

November 3      Early voting ends at 5 p.m.

November 5      Deadline for returning voted absentee ballots.

November 6      Election Day (Official Election Notice) Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.