Jul 8 2019
09:00 am

What: City Council candidate forum
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Where: Knoxville News Sentinel, 2332 News Sentinel Drive

The event is hosted by the Knoxville League of Women Voters.

Knoxville election candidates

michael kaplan's picture

Let's hope they take

Let's hope they take questions by voice rather than anonymous index cards, so candidates can address voters face-to-face. (Unfortunately, LWV-National leaves that decision up to the local branches.)

Knoxgal's picture

League Policy dictates that

League policy dictates that all questions are screened by an experienced and knowledgeable committee at candidate forums. There are many reasons to screen questions. First, screening eliminates partisanship and bias for or against a specific candidate(s).
Screening also ensures:
Questions are appropriate to the race at hand
Questions are focused and understandable to the candidates and the audience
A diversity of topics will be covered
There will be no grandstanding, inappropriate language or rudeness
Duplication is avoided
An orderly and informative forum

The League's candidate forums are consistently praised by candidates and audiences alike. The League's mayoral forum last week has been viewed over 6,000 times on its FaceBook page. Many organizations seek to learn the League's method of conducting forums and many individuals have stated that while watching the recent Democratic presidential debates they found themselves longing for League of Women Voters rules. After 100 years, the League's got this down.

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