Updated: Mar 31
Author: Jean Cowan
On April 14 the Lincoln County League of Women Voters will host a virtual candidate forum featuring the individuals seeking seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The five candidates vying for the Position #1 will answer our prepared questions from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. From 7:30-8:30 PM, those seeking Position #3 will take the stage.
Jean Cowan will moderate the forum, following the same format used in previous events: league generated questions posed to each of the candidates and their closely timed responses. The webinar will be recorded and rebroadcast on our website, YouTube, and other public venues. It will also be shared on public radio station, KYAQ, 91.7 FM.
Because Lincoln County Commissioner is a non-partisan position, if any candidate gets more than 50% of the vote in May, they will win outright; otherwise, the two top vote getters will face a November runoff. In addition, an opportunity to respond to a set of league-generated questions has been offered to all candidates in the May 17 Primary Election. Their responses will be publicized in VOTE411 (the League’s online voters’ guide) and the print version of the LWV Voters Guide. Those publications will be available by April 10.
Vote411 and the LWVOR Voters Guide differ from the State of Oregon Voters Pamphlet, which the state mails directly to all registered voters. The Voters Pamphlet will contain the statement prepared and purchased by the candidate, along with purchased arguments on ballot measure issues (pro and con). In the LWV Voters Guide and VOTE 411, the candidates must respond to our specific questions, which have been carefully prepared to provide more substantial information about each candidate’s experience and philosophy.