LWV of the Charleston Area Announces Candidates Forums for City of Charleston Council Elections

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.

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.

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.

The last day to register to vote on November 7 is Tuesday, October 7.

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