Covid-19 continues to be a barrier for citizens to safely convene and candidates to campaign, which is why key partners have combined forces to provide the community virtual and live-streamed access to candidates, their plans, and their platforms.
The community members of Delaware County and the sixth congressional district are invited to participate in a series of forums with local, state, and federal candidates.
All candidates have been invited and encouraged to participate in the forums, which will be moderated by Dr. Chip Taylor of the Bowen Center for Public Affairs.
The forums will be live-streamed via Zoom video conferencing technology and broadcast on Facebook by WLBC.
Upcoming Virtual Community Candidate Forums
State Representative Candidates
Tuesday, September 22, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dale Basham (R), Sue Errington (D), Confirmed Participant
John Prescott (R), Julie Snider (D), Confirmed Participant
Elizabeth Rowray (R), Melanie Wright (D), Confirmed Participant
Tony Cook (R), Amie Neiling (D)
Completed Community Candidate Forums
Delaware County Commissioner Candidates
September 15th, 7-8 pm
District 1 Candidates: Gary Campbell (D), James King (R)
District 2 Candidates: Todd Donati (D), Confirmed Participant, Sherry Riggin (R), Confirmed Participant
Delaware County Council Candidates
September 16th, 7-8:30 pm
Scott Alexander (R)
Larry Bledsoe (D)
Ralph Dowling (D), Confirmed Participant
Ari Hurwitz (D), Confirmed Participant
Jessica Piper (R)
Ryan Webb (R), Confirmed Participant
Vote. Your community depends on it.
Additional election resources for District 6 and Delaware County voters
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented many questions about voting and Election Day. The links below will help you register to vote, check on voter registration status, request an absentee ballot, and learn how and where to safely vote.
Healthy Voting tips
Find healthy, secure, and safe ways to cast your ballot this year.
Official Indiana Voter Portal
Get details and deadlines for voting in your area
Personalized voting information
Check Your Voter Registration, see what’s on your ballot, find candidate and ballot measure information (after September 15), discover upcoming debates in your area, find your polling place, and get COVID-19 (Coronavirus) State Election Alerts
In 2016, our last general election, voter turnout in Delaware County was 51%, and the median voter turnout in District 6’s 19 counties was 53%. That means roughly half of the registered voters in our communities did not vote in the last general election.
“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
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