Voters are encouraged to attend a Candidates Night debate from 7 to 9 a.m. March 16 in the Palmer Room of the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover.
This event will be hosted by the center and the League of Women Voters of Kent County, which will moderate. The list of invited candidates includes those running for Dover City Council representing the 1st, 2nd, 4th and At-Large districts and Kent County Levy Court representing the 2nd District.
Audience members will be given index cards at the entry door and throughout the program on which to pose questions directly to the candidates. Area residents will have the opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on issues of major concern to Dover and Kent County.
The LWV is required to abide by regulations of the Federal Elections Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for nonpartisan groups sponsoring appearances of candidates for elective office. Should only one candidate for a particular office be present, the organization cannot provide the opportunity for him or her to address the audience in the formal debate. This also applies to candidates who are running unopposed. Candidates affected by these regulations are encouraged to attend the event and meet informally with constituents before and after the program.
For information, call 734-1545.