|League making effort to get candidates’ views|
Letter to the Editor:
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has sent a questionnaire to 311 candidates in the fall elections running for state Legislature, Congress and the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer, calling on them to state their positions on a range of issues.
Their responses will be available to voters online at vote411.org in mid-July. It’s the League of Women Voters’ mission to help voters make well-informed choices in our elections, and we do this by giving candidates the opportunity to respond to our questions online in their own words.To give no one an advantage, the league sent the questionnaire to all candidates, regardless of whether their names will be on the ballot in the Aug. 12 primary election. All candidates have the same deadline of July 10. Candidates who do not respond will be marked “did not reply” in the voter guide.
The league recommends that voters consult reliable, nonpartisan sources such as Vote411, as well as the candidates’ own websites and materials. Voters also are encouraged to attend candidate forums sponsored by the league or other nonpartisan groups.
The league will publish the candidates’ answers online at vote411.org in mid-July for those candidates whose names will be on the Aug. 12 primary ballot. After the primary, the league will take down the voter guide and republish it in late August with the answers of all candidates whose names will be on the Nov. 4 ballot.
All area candidates are urged to respond to the league’s questionnaire, and we encourage voters to consult vote411.org before going to the polls.
League of Women Voters
of the Northwoods
|Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:59 PM|