CAMPAIGNING: When Poor campaigned for a school tax last year, he wasn't registered to vote in the election. BRIAN CHILSON

Blogger Russ Racop dug up a factoid of interest this week on Little Rock School Superintendent Mike Poore: He’s not registered to vote in Pulaski County.

Racop makes the point that Poore solicited votes for a school district millage campaign last year in which he could not vote. I’d further make the point that Little Rock has a big mayoral race coming up in which the public schools, happily, have become an important issue.

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I reached Poore this morning by phone on a trip out of town. He answered directly:”He’s right. I blew it. I had time to do it.”

Poore has been busy since being appointed to lead the state-controlled district. But he said he wouldn’t use that as an excuse.

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“I’m going to get registered before the next election,” he said.

This one is important. And not just for Mike Poore. If you’re not registered, register. If you are registered, vote.

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