Voters will get a chance to hear from Smyrna Town Council candidates on the November 8 ballot in a voter forum on Thursday, October 13, at the Smyrna Town Hall, 315 S. Lowry Street. Hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with the Town of Smyrna, the forum will also be broadcast, live-streamed, and available for later viewing.
Seven candidates are competing for three seats on the Smyrna Town Council. All are confirmed to be in 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.
Audience members should be seated 10 minutes prior to the forum start time. No partisan materials can be on display in the forum.
The forum will be televised live on Smyrna TV Comcast Channel 3 and U-verse Channel 99. The meeting will also be available via the live web stream of Smyrna TV. Beginning Friday, October 14, the program will also be available online through the "Featured Videos" section on the Town of Smyrna website at townofsmyrna.org.
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.
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.