Attending the Face2Face Candidate Forum set for Sat., Oct. 13, in Kent is like a one-on-one conversation with a candidate at your kitchen table and you’ve invited the neighbors.The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kent, Kent Environmental Council, Kent Lions, NAACP of Portage County, NAMI Portage County and the Kent State University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The forum will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1435 E. Main St., Kent. It is free and open to the public. Download the forum flyer.
The forum is a great way to get set for early voting if voters have applied to vote absentee or plan to go to the Board of Elections to cast your ballot. Voters get the chance to ask their own questions and also hear what other community members want to know. They come away with a lot of information that can help you vote.
Voters talk with a candidate at round tables for a specified amount of time. Each table has a moderator from the League who makes sure there are a variety of questions asked. Candidates move from table to table.
The Kent League has invited candidates for:
- US House of Representatives, 13th District
- Portage County Commissioner, two races
- Portage County Auditor
- State Representative, 75th District
- Ohio Board of Education
League members will also have information on VOTE411.org, the national online voter information website launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006. The Kent LWV coordinates the inputting of local candidate information into VOTE411.org for Portage County voters.
VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:
The Voter’s Guide will be published in the Record-Courier during October. The guide is also be available on the LWVK website when early voting begins by clicking here. A digital version will be available at public libraries.
The League of Women Voters, a diverse national organization open to men and women, neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. Founded in 1920 after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming women the right to vote, the League has fought since 1920 to improve U.S. systems of government and impact public policies through education and advocacy. The organization is committed to voter education and facilitating voter registration.