Saturday, October 10, 2020

 League of Women Voters offers nonpartisan candidate form series

     It’s election season and the League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor Area – Brighton/Howell Unit has rolled out a nonpartisan candidate forum series to help inform voters about local races. The virtual series is available to the public on our YouTube Channel and through our website

    In the forums, questions generated by Livingston County residents were posed.  For each race, candidates running for an office were invited to attend; however, some chose not to participate or appear. Under those circumstances, the format was changed to a “Meet the Candidate” presentation.  The appearing candidateswere given 5 minutes to present their positions and plans to fulfill the office. The following can be found on our YouTube Channel:


    --Livingston County Board of Commissioners, Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9

    --Livingston County Drain Commission

    --Local School Boards: Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell

Meet the Candidates:

    --42nd District of the Michigan House of Representatives

    --47th District of the Michigan House of Representatives

    --Livingston County Clerk

    --Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney

    --Livingston County Register of Deeds

    --Livingston County Treasurer

    The League wants the voting public to know that they can vote absentee ballot by mail without giving a reason or excuse. We also encourage everyone to support fair and accessible elections by signing up to be a poll worker. Those interested can contact the Livingston County Clerk’s office or go to the website:

      Tara Brown, City Clerk of Brighton, and Jane Cartwright, City Clerk of Howell, joined the League to discuss the security of elections, safe voting conditions under COVID-19 in Livingston County, and covered preparations to accommodate the significant increase in absentee ballots for the upcoming General Election.  This can be found on our webpage, Facebook page, and our YouTube Channel.     Voters can visit, an online nonpartisan voter guide brought to you by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.  The site will identify what is on the ballot, how to find your polling place, and responses that candidates gave to questions that the League posed.

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