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League of Women Voters, Alliance for the Arts, release Virtual Candidate Forums for the 2020 Elections

By Staff | Jul 15, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Lee County, in partnership with the Alliance for the Arts has released the first wave of its Virtual Candidate Forums for free public viewing.

These races may be viewed at www.lwvlee.org, www.vote411.org, and ArtInLee.org/VirtualForums.

* Lee County School Board Districts 2 and 3:

* Lee County School Board District 7:

* Lee County Sheriff: https://youtu.be/QQi0ZXv2yeE

* Lee County Commissioner Districts 1 and 5:

* Lee County Commissioner District 3: https://youtu.be/Kni0rDJqZtc

* Fort Myers City Council Ward 6: https://youtu.be/4t6vZQP_mI0

* Fort Myers City Council Ward 4: https://youtu.be/ESAyegGhh1Y

Virtual Candidate Forums to be available soon include:

Fort Myers Mayor

Cape Coral City Council Districts 2, 3 and 7

Florida House Seat 78

Florida Senate District 27

Lee County Property Appraiser

US House Seat 19

Virtual Candidate Forums canceled due to lack of candidate participation include Cape Coral District 5 and Florida House Seats 76, 77, 79.

Additional Virtual Forums including Fort Myers City Council Ward 2 and the Lee Memorial Health System Board Districts 1, 3, and 5 may be scheduled before the Nov. 3 General Election.

For the Aug. 18 Primary Election, the deadline to Register to Vote or to Change Party Affiliation is July 20 and the deadline to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot is Aug. 8. All voters should verify their registration status. Florida is a closed primary election state, without a party affiliation you may only vote in non-partisan races.

www.VOTE411.org is a one-stop resource for nonpartisan election information with candidate and Ballot information, polling places, Debates and Forums and a Voters’ Guide for Lee County, Florida, and national candidates including links to videos of virtual Candidate Forums.

Also, Voters may contact Lee County Elections, 239-533-8683, www.lee.vote for voting and registration information.

For more information, visit ArtInLee.org/VirtualForums. Please direct all forum related questions to publicrelations@lwvlee.org.

Source: The League of Women Voters of Lee County and the Alliance for the Arts