Candidate Forums

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SCHEDULES CANDIDATE FORUMS, PUBLISHES ONLINE AND IN-PRINT VOTERS GUIDES

The League of Women Voters invites the public to three pre-primary Candidate Forums: for Republican candidates for the Maryland House of Delegates, District 36 on Tuesday, June 5; for Republican candidates for the Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, June 7; and for Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday, June 10.  There will be a brief Meet-and-Greet for candidates for Clerk of the Court and for the Board of Education, District 2, on June 7. The LWV only provides an opportunity to meet and question candidates when a candidate has at least one opponent on the ballot and the opponent(s) is participating in the event.  The League’s Pre-Primary online and in-print Voters Guides publish information provided by candidates from both political parties.

Forum for Republican Candidates for the House of Delegates, District 36

The Queen Anne’s County League of Women Voters, together with the Kent County League, will hold the forum for the Republican candidates for the House of Delegates for the 36th District on June 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Building, 202 Chesterfield Avenue in Centreville.  (Democratic candidates for these positions do not face challengers in the Primary.) There are three delegate seats for District 36, which includes four counties: Queen Anne’s, Kent, Cecil, and part of Caroline.  Voters select three candidates, no more than one from a county.  The format of the forum gives the candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves, answer audience questions, and give a brief summary of their candidacy.

Forum for Republican Candidates for QAC Board of Commissioners

On Thursday June 7, the Queen Anne’s County League will hold a forum for the Republican Candidates for the Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Building, 202 Chesterfield Avenue in Centreville.  (The Democratic candidates are not challenged in the Primary.)  Like the House of Delegates Forum, the format will be a brief time for the candidates to introduce themselves, followed by questions from the audience, and a short wrap-up.

Meet-and-Greet for Clerk of the Court and Board of Education, District 2

Preceding the County Commissioner Forum on June 7, candidates for Clerk of the Court and for the Board of Education, District 2, will have a Meet-and-Greet in the Entrance Hall of the Board of Education Building, 202 Chesterfield Avenue, in Centreville.  It will take place from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Democratic and Republican Forums for U.S. House of Representatives, District 1

The Kent County League of Women Voters, along with the Queen Anne’s County and the Mid-Shore Leagues, will host back-to-back forums for candidates for the U. S. House of Representatives for District 1 on Sunday, June 10.  The Forum for the Republican Candidates will be from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. It will be followed at 3:15 p.m. by a Forum for the Democratic candidates that will last to 4:45 p.m.  Audience questions will be taken at both Forums.  The Forums will take place in the Cadby Auditorium on the grounds Chesapeake College at the intersection of Routes 213 and 50.

The League requests that there be no campaign literature or paraphernalia inside at the forums.

Online Voters’ Guide at www.vote411.org

An online Voters Guide from the Maryland League of Women Voters is now available atwww.vote411.org.  Candidates from every office in every county were asked to respond to questions relating to the duties of the office they are seeking and also to list their websites and social media pages. More than 1,500 candidates responded. The Vote411 website allows voters to type in their address and then displays the candidates who will appear on the ballot in their precinct. The website also lists League forums, and links voters to the Maryland State Board of Elections website to request an absentee ballot or update their voter registration information, by either changing their party affiliation or providing a new address.

Voters Guide Insert in Your Local Newspaper – Prior to early voting, a print version of the local Voters Guide, containing information about candidates appearing on the local ballot, will be inserted in most local daily and weekly newspapers published on the mid-Shore.

Early voting begins June 14 and ends June 21.  The polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  June 26 is Election Day and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p,m.  Citizens can register online until June 5 at qacelections.com.

The Queen Anne’s County League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization whose membership is open to all persons at least 16 years of age.  Its mission is to encourage the informed participation of voters in the democratic process.