Monday, April 20, 2020

Election prep

NEIFPE member Lucy Hess wrote this op-ed for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on behalf of the League of Women Voters.

League of Women Voters offers look at candidates in their own words ...

by Lucy Hess
Although the primary election has been delayed by COVID-19, your vote is important and counts. Make your voice heard.

The primary is where voters select the candidates who will be on the ballot in November. Many offices have two or more people running. This is your opportunity to determine who will be the candidate who best fits your concerns, values and issues.

To help voters facilitate information about the candidates, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring VOTE411.org. This site has questions and answers from the candidates concerning issues facing our community. The questions were designed to be thought provoking and open. One of the candidates who filled out the survey shared with us, “The intent of the survey is to provide members with information that matters.”

We invited all candidates to participate, asking them to have their responses back by early April. All responses were entered directly by each candidate into the national nonpartisan website maintained by the League of Women Voters Education Fund. Neither the national nor the Fort Wayne League edited any of the information entered by the candidates.
Read the rest at journalgazette.net/opinion/columns/20200420/election-prep**

**Note: The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has changed its online access and is now behind a paywall. Digital access, home delivery, or both, are available with a subscription. Staying informed is important, and one way to do that is to support your local newspaper. For subscription information go to fortwayne.com/subscriptions/

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