Get to know your candidates

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Five candidates running for mayor? How is a person to choose the right candidate? One way would be to attend the candidate’s forum the Moultrie News is sponsoring on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Mount Pleasant residents have come to expect a lot from their elected officials, and the Moultrie News would like to give the residents of Mount Pleasant the opportunity to be as informed as possible about their choices in the upcoming election. Make your vote count. To get all the information you need to know, be sure to attend this candidate forum hosted in conjunction with the League of women Voters.

Election day, Nov. 5, is right around the corner, and the Mount Pleasant Municipal Election promises to be exciting with five candidates vying for the mayor’s seat and eight going for four seats on town council.

If you want to vote, it’s important to make sure you are registered and know about your voting options, such as early voting and requesting an absentee ballot.

It’s just as important that you are familiar with the races on your local ballot so you can make informed decisions. Most state election sites have a list of candidates or a sample ballot. This can help you become familiar with who is running for office.

That’s why the Moultrie News has partnered with the League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moultrie Middle School in the cafeteria.

Due to the large number of candidates seeking office in this non-partisan race, each will be given only four minutes to introduce themselves and address one or two questions provided to them in advance.

Moultrie News readers are asked to submit questions which will be provided to the candidates who will choose a few to answer.

As the Town of Mount Pleasant continues to grow and prosper it is important to elect a governing body that will lead that growth and spur economic development while maintaining the quality of life we have all come to know and love.

Please do your part as a member of the voting public. Become informed by joining us Oct. 17 so that your vote counts toward the betterment of our community.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. They will provide an impartial moderator for the event.

The Moultrie News does not endorse candidates.

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