By Lori Ortega & Lynn Theurer, LWV Winona - Winona Post - On Tuesday, November 8, election day, voters will head to the polls and stand up for what matters most in Winona and the surrounding area. Election day is our opportunity to support our community, state, and country, and to have a say in our future by voting. Now is the time to learn more about candidates and to have the opportunity to ask questions about issues that matter to you. You can do this by attending upcoming League of Women Voters (LWV) Winona voter education forums.
The LWV Winona is sponsoring seven public educational forums throughout the fall in anticipation of the general election ballot in November. The first forum is on September 8 at 6 p.m. and is for city of Winona mayor and City Council races. The city of Goodview mayor and council race candidate forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. on September 8. On September 12 at 7 p.m., the forum will cover the candidates of the Minnesota Legislative Senate 28 and 21 and House districts 28A, 21B, and 28B. On September 14, Winona County third and fourth district commissioner race candidates will participate in the forum at 6 p.m., and then at 7:30 p.m., the forum will cover the Soil and Water Conservation District second, third, and fifth district candidates. The public School Board forum will be held on September 20. The LWV Winona is pleased to announce that a general election educational forum featuring First Congressional District candidates Tim Walz and Jim Hagedorn will be held on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. All educational forums will be held at Winona City Hall located at Fourth and Lafayette streets. They will be broadcast live on government access channels: HBC channel 19 and Charter channel 987. All LWV public forums are free and open to the community. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
The LWV is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing communities with opportunities for citizen empowerment and voter information that help residents stay informed. The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government. Please be informed by attending our voter education forums and please vote!