ELECTION 2017: Candidate forum at Camp Road Middle School on October 16

The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area has launched a series of candidates forums for November 7, 2017, Charleston area elections. Forums for candidates for contested City of Charleston Council seats are scheduled for:

·       Monday, October 16, at 6 PM, for Districts 6 and 12, at Camp Road Middle School Cafetorium, 1484 Camp Road, Charleston. Cosponsors are LWVCA, AAUW Charleston, and James Island Bugle.

·       Wednesday, October 25, at 6 PM, for Districts 2 and 10, at West Ashley High School Cafeteria, 4060 Wildcat Blvd., Charleston. Cosponsors for this forum are LWVCA, AAUW Charleston, West Ashley/James Island Business Association, and West Of.

Will you even have a vote in this election?

James Island is a tricky place when you’re figuring out your ballot due to the split nature of the Island (parts are Town of James Island, parts are City of Charleston, and parts are Unincorporated), so the Bugle put together a handy guide on how to figure out if you’re even going to get to vote in this election

The purpose of the candidates forums is to give voters an opportunity to meet candidates and hear them discuss the issues of importance in this election. All candidates on the ballot for contested seats in even-numbered districts were invited to participate.

The events are free and open to the public. They follow the League of Women Voters’ nonpartisan, unbiased and impartial format. Candidates will answer written questions submitted by the cosponsors and audience.

For a complete list of LWVCA-sponsored candidates forums visit http://lwvcharleston.org/calendar_elections.html.

VOTE411 gives more information

LWVCA is proud to provide voter-friendly information at www.VOTE411.org. VOTE411.org is a nonpartisan “one-stop-shop” for all election-related materials that voters in the Charleston area need. VOTE411 prepares voters with more information about down ballot candidates and issues than any other voter resource.

Before elections voters can enter their home address at www.VOTE411.org to learn about candidates and ballot questions they will be voting on, and compare candidate responses to League questions. LWVCA invited candidates for Charleston City Council to participate in the VOTE411 voter guide.

Are you registered to vote?

Hopefully you’re already registered! The last day to register to vote on November 7 was Tuesday, October 7. If you still want to register so you won’t have to deal with this next year, you can go to the South Carolina Election Commission to do it online. You can also go to the DMV to register in person.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, issues-oriented organization of women and men. The League encourages informed and active participation in government. LWVCA does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Membership is open to all. Visit LWVCA at LWVCharleston.org or call 843-766-5416.

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