Political Round-Up: Meet The Candidates Tonight
Tomorrow marks six weeks until Election Day 2018, which means that the door-to-door canvasing and political parading is coming into peak season. The official certified ballot has been released from Lake County Clerk and Recorder Patty Berger and can be viewed in its entirety HERE.
Today’s post will mark the first in a number of political round-up reports from Leadville Today, from the deadlines for voting, to who is running for what, Lake County’s number one choice for online news and information has got you covered when it comes to Election Day 2018.
First up is tonight’s official “Meet The Candidates” event, hosted by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce. This year the forum is being held in the Lake County High School Performing Arts Center (right off of the cafeteria) at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24.
While tonight’s program will not be a “battle,” it will provide an opportunity for respectful, civic engagement with the candidates. After all, most voters agree that there’s enough polarization in today’s political landscape without promoting a “cage-fight” mentality when it comes to electing someone to the highest law enforcement position in Lake County. The community is looking for leadership and the chamber’s responsible and fair “Meet The Candidates” forum will provide the platform for candidates to demonstrate just that, as it has for decades. That’s why Leadville Today will be there to record the event, so that voters who may not be able to attend the forum can view the exchange online and as their schedules allow before casting their ballots.
It’s also important to note that tonight’s “Meet The Candidates” forum included an invitation to ALL candidates and/or the people charged to represent the candidate or ballot measure. As you can see from the official ballot, there are quite a few elected offices and measures to be studied and considered.
The public can still submit questions prior to – or at – tonight’s event to moderator Amy Tait at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most candidates do attend the forum, and the format allows for some one-on-one engagement with voters throughout the evening.