Murfreesboro voters get a chance to hear from candidates on the August 6 ballot in a voter forum scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, at Murfreesboro City Hall. Hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Murfreesboro CityTV, the forum for Murfreesboro City Council candidates will begin at 6:00 PM. The forum will be cablecast live on Murfreesboro CityTV, live streamed on various channels, and available for later viewing. Due to Covid-19 concerns, only essential staff and immediate family members of the candidates will attend in person.
All four City Council candidates, who are vying for three available seats, have confirmed attendance. Candidates will introduce themselves and respond to a moderator’s questions on a timed basis. A pool of questions for the moderator’s usage are compiled by a League committee using citizen input.
The League attempts to schedule forums for all contested general elections. In order to assure impartiality and comply with FCC rules for televised events, a majority of candidates must agree to participate in order for the League to go forward with a forum, said Leslie Collum, Voter Services Chair.
The forum can be viewed live on City TV on Comcast Xfinity channels 3 and 1094; AT&T Uverse channel 99; Roku; and Apple TV via Cablecast Screenweave. Live web-streaming of the forum will be available at www.murfreesborotn.gov/citytv, youtube.com/cityofmurfreesboro and on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofmurfreesborotn. The League will also be holding a Facebbok watch party on its page at facebook.com/lwvrutherford.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about this program and the League, visit lwvrutherford.org.