Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Voters & Candidates Face2Face forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kent is going virtual, and the community is invited. Voters can talk with county candidates in contested general election races on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be event will be hosted in an online meeting format through Zoom. The forum is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Candidates for contested general election races for Portage County Commissioner, Portage County Court of Common Pleas - General Division, Portage County Recorder, Portage County Sheriff, State Senate 18th District, and State Representative 75th District will talk with voters in small groups. Event participants will hear opening remarks from each candidate and then move into small breakout "rooms" that candidates will join. The candidates move from breakout room to breakout room, giving voters the opportunity to ask questions directly to each candidate in a small-group setting.
A project of the Kent League, the local Voters' Guide will be available at https://vote411.org. The guide, supported by the Kent League, allows voters to enter their address and see information on issues and candidates.
A downloadable version of the LWV Kent Voters' Guide will be available here in October. The Record-Courier also publishes the guide in print and online closer to the election. Members who would like to join the Voter Service Committee, which organized the forum, should email Chair Jen Kinney at jen.lynn.kinney [at] gmail.com.
The League of Women Voters of Kent is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The Kent League is committed to building a diverse organization that supports a community of respect, celebration and empowerment for people of all backgrounds, generations and cultures to participate in government. More information about the League can be found on its website and Facebook page.