Voice Election Forum, Oct. 21

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Takoma Voice Election Forum

Come to the Takoma Voice’s Election Forum, this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center City Auditorium (City Council Chambers), 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD. Moderated by Eric Bond, Voice Senior Editor and Bill Brown, Voice Managing Editor.

Program:

1) Round-table discussion on city issues. The theme is “Unification.” We proudly call our city “diverse,” but we are also divided. We have growing economic, class, age and ethnic differences. What can we do to become a more unified Takoma? Participants will be the candidates/incumbents in uncontested races: Tim Male, Ward 2
Rizzy Qureshi, Ward 3, Terry Seamens, Ward 4, Jarrett Smith, Ward 5, Fred Schultz, Ward 6.

2) The Ballot Question, a pro and con debate. See the question text below.* Our Voter Guide has pro and con statements.

3). Ward 1 Forum. Candidates will make statements, answer questions. Our Voter Guide has links to most candidate websites and contact info.

• Peter Kovar

• Victor Thuronyi

• Elizabeth Wallace

4). Mayoral Race. Candidates will make statements, answer questions.

• Warren Holmes

• Kate Stewart

SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES/ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION, OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BALLOT QUESTIONS: Here.

Thanks to the city of Takoma Park for providing the venue and for broadcasting the event on Takoma Cable TV and streamed on the city website.

The forum will be recorded and available online.


MORE ELECTION/CANDIDATE INFO: Takoma Park Elections 2014: Voice Voter Guide:

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• Advisory Ballot Question – Changing the Date of City Elections.

“Beginning with the election in November 2018, and providing that voting rights can be maintained for City residents who are (1) 16-17 years old, (2) non-citizens, or (3) on parole or probation for a felony conviction, and that instant runoff voting and same day voter registration can be maintained, the City of Takoma Park municipal elections for Mayor and Councilmembers should be changed to the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year in order to coincide with Maryland statewide general elections.”

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